Over And Out: 20 Notable HP Executive Exits From The Past Year


Jon Rubinstein

Palm seems destined to be remembered as a failed acquisition for HP -- one that certainly brought a lot of talent to, and then running from, the company. Chief among the Palm-related exits was Jon Rubinstein, one of Silicon Valley's best-known engineers, who left the company in late January 2012. Rubinstein was known as the father of the Apple iPod and had actually begun his career with HP in the mid-80s. Later, he was CEO of Palm during HP's $1.2 billion acquisition of the company, and he settled into the role of chief evangelist for WebOS.