“Former eBay CEO Meg Whitman is being considered by Hewlett-Packard directors as a possible candidate for CEO, in a move that would replace its current leader Léo Apotheker, according to several sources close to the situation,” Kara Swisher reports for AllThingsD.
“The appointment of Whitman — who is longtime and experienced Silicon Valley exec, who joined the board of Hewlett-Packard in January — to the top job at HP is by no means a done deal, sources said,” Swisher reports. “But a significant contingent on the board is keen to remove Apotheker after a what some directors consider is a series of management mishaps.”
Swisher reports, “In addition, sources said Whitman has been contemplating taking another big exec job, after her unsuccessful run for governor of California last year. Since then, she has been a part-time consultant at top venture firm Kleiner Perkins. Sources said Whitman — who has also been active with her family foundation — has shown some interest in talking about taking the HP job.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]