The 25 Blockbuster IT Executive Moves of 2011

4. Leo Apotheker, HP

Leo Apotheker was fired as president and CEO of HP in September, closing the book on one of the most turbulent chapters in HP's history. Apotheker's ouster was applauded by HP channel partners, many of whom saw the former SAP leader as out of touch with the channel and as many some questionable decisions as HP's chief, including that HP was considering the sale or spin-off of its $42 billion Personal Systems Group. With Apotheker the third HP CEO in seven years to be unceremoniously shown the door in an all-out media circus, the pressure has shifted to his successor…


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