HP Taps IBM, Accenture Vet As Worldwide Services Sales Chief


HP on Monday named John Maguire, an 18-year IBM veteran, as the new senior vice president of worldwide sales for HP's Enterprise Services group. Randall Runk, who has held this position since October 2009, is leaving "to pursue opportunities outside the company," according to HP.

Maguire comes to HP from Accenture, where he was global managing director of sales for the company's Health and Public Service division, responsible for all its sales activities and programs. Maguire was also global sales lead for Accenture's technology growth platform. At IBM, Maguire held a number of services delivery, global marketing and sales roles.

According to Runk's HP biography page, he was responsible for "driving growth, strengthening the global sales culture and leading strategic sales executives, Global Sales Support (GSS), Global Sales Ops, Global Transaction Strategy, Third-Party Intermediary Relations, Global Alliances and Global Market Intelligence." Runk reported to Tom Iannotti, senior vice president and general manager of HP Enterprise Services.

Previously, Runk was vice president of the Enterprise Services group's U.S. sales initiatives, a role that included oversight of HP's go-to-market coverage in global and enterprise accounts, as well as midmarket coverage in collaboration with HP’s Solutions Partner Organization (SPO). In that role, Runk also oversaw sales of HP servers, storage, networking and services as well as Value Alliances sales and support.

Runk joined HP in June 2007 as senior vice president of U.S. sales for HP's Technology Solutions Group (TSG), now known as HP Enterprise Business. His departure was first reported on Monday by TechTarget blogger Barbara Darrow.

Winds of change have been blowing strongly lately at HP, which earlier this month reshuffled its board of directors, appointing five new members and announcing that four incumbents won't be seeking re-election this March.