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Juniper Networks confirmed this week that Donna Grothjan, vice president of worldwide distribution, left to take a similar job with rival Hewlett-Packard.

Grothjan's departure from Juniper comes amid an exodus of top channel talent from the networking technology company, including U.S. Channel Chief Chris Jones; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Partners Emilio Umeoka; and Senior Director of Worldwide Partner Development Lori Cornmesser.

On the positive side, recruiting Grothjan is HP's latest move to acquire key channel talent as that company kicks its PartnerOne program into high gear.