Exclusive: HP EVP Todd Bradley looking to jump ship for CEO role elsewhere

By on August 22, 2011 at 10:21 AM.

Exclusive: HP EVP Todd Bradley looking to jump ship for CEO role elsewhere

BGR has exclusively learned that Hewlett-Packard Executive Vice President Todd Bradley is looking to leave HP. While HP reported last week that the company plans to discontinue its webOS smartphones and tablets and is interested in splitting off the PC business, we have heard that Todd Bradley has been considering a departure from HP for several months. “He’s out interviewing for every CEO job he can,” a source familiar with Bradley’s plans told us. With the drastic change in direction for HP, it’s not surprising to see that the leading internal choice for the CEO role, passed over for an outsider, is looking to leave the company. After all, it was Bradley who spearheaded the Palm acquisition and he has been very focused on turning HP into more of a consumer company, something that is now essentially out of the question. Read on for more. More →

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Verizon reorganizes executives; CFO, CEO, COO positions shuffled

By on September 20, 2010 at 11:07 AM.

Verizon reorganizes executives; CFO, CEO, COO positions shuffled

Today, Verizon announced a top-level, executive-role shuffle to the general public. Beginning on October 1, Dan Mead, current executive vice president and COO of Verizon Wireless, will assume the role of president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. Lowell McAdam, who is currently in the VZW president and CEO role, will move to president and COO of Verizon Communications, effective October 1. Current president of Verizon Telecom and Business, Francis J. Shammo, will become the executive vice president and CFO of Verizon Communications, effective November 1. The company also announced that John G. Stratton, current chief marketing officer at VZW, will succeed Mead as CEO. The moves made by Verizon solidify the company’s top executive positions, as several executives –including current Verizon EVP and CFO John Killian —  are expected to retire at the end of this year. We’ve got the full press release ready for you after the break. More →

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Nokia EVP tweets: major MeeGo milestone by end of year, no Android, N8 by end of Q3

By on August 6, 2010 at 10:40 AM.

Nokia EVP tweets: major MeeGo milestone by end of year, no Android, N8 by end of Q3

On Wednesday, we told you that Nokia’s head of sales and markets, Niklas Savander, would be hosting a Twitter question and answer session on Thursday afternoon. The event went off as planned, and here is an overview of some of the topics covered and answers given:

  • The EVP acknowledged that the long time between product announcements and product releases is “not helping anyone.”
  • When asked about the release date of the N8, all that was said was “end of Q3.”
  • When asked about MeeGo, he said his company would have, “a major product milestone by the end of the year.”
  • When asked about Nokia handsets running Android: “our platform choices (symbian and meego) gives us the best opp to deliver value and of course qt will play key role.”
  • When asked about the possibility of partnering with U.S. carrier Sprint to release a handset: “we have no plans at this time.”
  • Question: “a fast and reliable OS that I can develop for! Symbian is slow (at the latest after 1y of usage) and developer-hostile!” Answer: “Qt will give you the tools to develop and allow u to address both symbian and meego devices.”

Those were, more or less, the highlights of the chat outlined by Nokia. Hit up the Nokia Conversations blog to read all the tweets and see a video wrap-up of the Q&A session. Thoughts? More →

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Nokia EVP Niklas Savander to answer your tweeted questions tomorrow

By on August 4, 2010 at 3:40 PM.

Nokia EVP Niklas Savander to answer your tweeted questions tomorrow

Hey Nokia fans, want to ask a few of the company’s higher-ups several pointed questions? Well, tomorrow you’ll have your chance… via Twitter. Nokia has announced that, “tomorrow 5 August between 6-7pm GMT (10-11am PDT, 1-2pm EDT) Niklas is inviting you to spend an hour answering your questions and feedback on his Twitter channel @NiklasatNokia.” Niklas Savander is Nokia’s newly appointed head of sales and marketing, and he happens to be visiting New York City. Put your thinking caps on and whittle your burning questions down to 140 characters. What questions do you have for Niklas? More →

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