Mark Hurd's Replacement: Is Apple's Tim Cook On The Shortlist For HP's Next CEO?

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Hurd's Out, But Who's In?

It was the shot heard around the tech world earlier this month when HP CEO Mark Hurd resigned amid a sexual harassment scandal. While Hurd walked away with a $12 million take after he ultimately admitted to breaking HP's code of conduct by fudging expense reports, the 5-year chief executive left in his wake a lot of questions; chief among them: Who can replace him?

CRN has taken a look at the possible pool of candidates from outside HP and will make a case for 10 external candidates that HP should be looking at to replace its fallen leader. We're not saying that they'll take the gig, or that HP will even consider them, but these are 10 top contenders who should get a chance at the top spot at HP.


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