Here are just a few of the interesting executive changes making headlines over this past week:
Big Changes at Hewlett-Packard Lead to New Company Leadership
When Hewlett-Packard Company (old HP) recently split into computer manufacturer HP Inc. and application and network services provider Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, a group of executives was named to lead Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Meg Whitman, chairman, president, and CEO of the old HP, moved along with several others on the management team. Prior to the split, Whitman was instrumental in leading old HP through a turnaround. She previously led eBay from 1998 to 2008 and had held top-level management positions at Hasbro, FTD, Stride Rite, The Walt Disney Company, and Bain & Company.
Williams New Head at Groupon
Rich Williams took the reins as CEO from founder and chairman Eric Lefkofsky at marketing and advertising firm Groupon. Williams joined the company in 2011 as SVP marketing. During 2014, as president of the North America segment, he led the division to five straight quarters of growth. In June 2015 he was named COO. Prior to Groupon, Williams had amassed 20 years of experience in marketing and advertising at companies like Amazon and Experian.
New Face at Fleishman-Hillard
The new head of public relations firm Fleishman-Hillard is John Saunders. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Saunders had led the EMEA region for the company prior to the promotion. A 25-year veteran of Fleishman-Hillard, he founded the predecessor to the Irish unit, FleishmanHillard Saunders, in 1990. Saunders led ICCO, a global consortium of national PR associations, prior to joining Fleishman-Hillard. He had been a staff journalist at Radio Telefis Eirann prior to the start of his career in PR.
Look for more Executives on the Move next week!