HP Taps Visentin for Enterprise Services Lead

Obscured in Hewlett-Packard Co.'s flurry of news last week about putting its PC business up for sale, scrubbing its TouchPad tablet, ceasing production of webOS-based smartphones and buying infrastructure software maker Autonomy for some $10.3 billion, was its appointment of John Visentin, a 27-year IT industry veteran, as HP Enterprise Services executive vice president to replace the retiring Tom Iannotti.

Visentin's rise from leading HP's Enterprise Services Americas unit to his new post couldn't be timelier, considering HP chief executive Leo Apotheker's grand plan to make the company over as a supplier of business solutions and services to enterprise organizations.

Visentin is tasked with driving Enterprise Services growth through technology infrastructure, applications and business services and will report to Apotheker. In his new role, Visentin will become a member of HP's Executive Council.

"John is a world-class services executive who will accelerate our efforts in delivering high-value services around cloud, security, mobility, application modernization and industry solutions," said Apotheker.

Visentin previously was IBM Corp.'s general manager, Integrated Technology Services, North America. His experience includes managing multibillion dollar business units, sales enablement and brand recognition.

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