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Intel Taps Gregory Bryant To Take Client Computing Group Reins As New General Manager

Intel on Thursday announced that it has promoted Gregory Bryant as the new general manager of the Client Computing Group.

Intel on Thursday announced that it has promoted Gregory Bryant as the new general manager of the Client Computing Group.

The change comes a week after the chip giant announced that Data Center head Diane Bryant would take an extended leave of absence from the company, to be replaced by Client Computing Group executive Navin Shenoy - leaving the general manager position for Intel's personal computing business open.

"[The Client Computing Group] is our largest and most profitable business, encompassing PCs, home gateways and other compute devices," said CEO Brian Krzanich in an email to employees. "[Gregory Bryant] and his team will continue focusing on growing revenue and profitability through strong execution, a robust segmentation strategy, and leadership products."

[Related: Intel's Data Center Head Diane Bryant Goes On Extended Leave]

Bryant, who has worked at Intel since 1992, was previously leading the strategy and product development for the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company's Connected Home, and Commercial Client businesses. Bryant also served as general manager of the Business Client Platform Division, where he led the development and ramp of Intel's vPro Technology globally.

The executive also previously served as the general manager for the Asia Pacific and Japan region and directed sales activities for a large global account while based in China, according to Intel.

The announcements come on the heels of an executive reshuffling at Intel in response to Bryant's extended leave of absence. Shenoy, who was most recently general manager of the Client Computing Group, was announced as the new Data Center Group head, while Murthy Renduchintala, president of the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and Systems Architecture, is the acting leader of the Client Computing Group. Meanwhile, Krzanich said that he would announce Bryant's "next role upon her return."

"As an Intel partner, Five Nines IT Solutions keeps a close eye on changes in our partner landscape," said Doug Grosfield, founder, and CEO of Five Nines IT Solutions, a Kitchener, Ontario-based strategic service provider and Intel partner, in an email.

"The changes announced … with Navin Shenoy replacing Diane, are interesting in that Navin has been with Intel for over 20 years, and drove immense value in his impact with the Client Computing Group at Intel," Grosfield wrote. "He will bring a unique perspective to his role with DCG. It is also interesting that the interim leadership during this transition will be under the experienced eye of Murthy Renduchintala, who has been a pivotal factor in Intel’s explosive pace in the IoT space. That cannot be anything but positive for the Data Center Group."

Bryant will report to Renduchintala, according to Intel. The new head of the Connected Home and Commercial Client businesses will be announcing in the "coming weeks."

Over the past year, partners have seen that even top-level executives – like former Client Compute Group SVP Kirk Skuagen – have left the company, while others, including channel head CJ Bruno and former IoT Group head Doug Davis, have moved from existing positions to other areas of the business. In February, the COO for Intel's Client and Internet of Things units, Kim Stevenson, left the company.

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