back to article HPE loses second key exec in as many weeks

HPE has lost another key exec in just over a week with CTO Mark Potter handing in his notice amid a global reshuffle of senior leadership that was itself caused by the earlier exit of Phil Davis, the second-in-command. Mark Potter, the company's chief techie and head of its R&D outfit, HP Labs, will 'retire' in the summer, …

  1. Doctor Huh?

    How Sad

    Could you not have included one "Rearranging the deck chairs on the Itanic" reference for old times' sake?

    1. not.known@this.address Silver badge
      Coat

      Re: How Sad

      This is more like lowering haystacks from the decks of the Lusitania...

      There's a towel in one of these pockets...

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    you clearly saw a copy of the email

    ... so you could have gone on to explain that he is actually retiring, but there we go - not as good a story then eh?

    1. Zippy´s Sausage Factory
      Meh

      Re: you clearly saw a copy of the email

      Is he really retiring, or are they just purging the ones that they think might vote in favour of a takeover by a Xerox?

      1. Anonymous Coward
        Anonymous Coward

        Re: you clearly saw a copy of the email

        What ? Xerox wants to take over both HP and HPE ??

        (especially after good ol' COVID made them cancel their attempt at taking over HP...)

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: you clearly saw a copy of the email

      Yeah.

      Like everything that ever came out of the HR/PR department (especially large companies) regarding the upper echelons moving on has been the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth....

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Three years on from my spell at HPE...

    ...and there isn't a single name on the list of heads of HPE businesses that I recognise.

    That's some level of churn at the top.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Beginning of the rot in ISS ....

    Thanks to delightful combination of arrogance and ignorance, Mark Potter oversaw the loss of 10 pts of X86 server revenue market-share during his tenure as VP & GM of ISS, from ~40% to ~30%. Each pt. of market-share is worth about $112M of gross margin. So - if like Mark, you can do the math but just don't understand it - that's about a loss of $1.1 billion/year in gross margin. It's a loss of market-share - and $ of margin - from which HPE has never recovered. Enjoy your retirement Mark. You should have put out to grass a long, long time ago.

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