Left his role to return

Return from Top Role

HP Inc’s Australian channel chief Chris Hewlett (pictured) has left his role to return to head up the end-user sales team.

Left his role to return

Hewlett is a 19-year HP veteran, having joined the company in 2000 as an enterprise account manager, working up to enterprise sales manager and eventually national channel & distribution sales manager in February 2012.

In August 2012, he took on the role of national channel sales manager for the printing and personal systems business.

He was appointed as country business manager for commercial channel & SMB in November 2014, leading the channel through HP Inc’s split from HPE in November 2015, before being promoted to director commercial channel, alliance & SMB in June 2017.

Hewlett said he was “going back to my roots” by rejoining the end-user sales team for personal systems. His new title is enterprise sales director – end user personal systems.

Hewlett took to LinkedIn to thank his channel colleagues.

“I’m extremely happy to have the opportunity to lead such a talented team and am excited to continue to work with our fantastic partners and customers,” Hewlett wrote on LinkedIn.

“Thank you to my wonderful channel team who have set the highest benchmark in the industry over the last 7 years. Thanks you for challenging me, winning with me and mostly supporting me as I embark on this new journey at HP.”

A HP spokesperson said the search for Hewlett’s replacement is underway.

Previously, it is reported that HP Inc has bid farewell to EMEA president Nick Lazaridis (pictured) amid the collapse of the supplies business – historically the company’s cash cow.

The departure follows the swift resignation of CEO Dion Weisler for personal reasons a few weeks ago, which our contacts close to the organisation insist was not related to the performance of the PC and printer maker.

(Originally published at: www.crn.com.au/

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