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Intel Loses Global Sales Leader For $9B Network And Edge Group
As the head of global sales and marketing for Intel’s Network and Edge Group, Brad Haczynski led a team of more than 2,000 employees who delivered annual revenues of roughly $9 billion from semiconductor solutions for IoT, 5G and telecom as well as data center and cloud networking.
Intel has lost the global sales and marketing leader of its Network and Edge Group, the latest of a few significant personnel changes to impact the chipmaker’s third largest money-making business this year.
The executive, Brad Haczynski, said in a Tuesday LinkedIn post that he was leaving Intel, where he most recently served as vice president and general manager of global sales and marketing for the Network and Edge Group. Intel often abbreviates the group as NEX.
“After an incredible 21-year adventure, I find myself at a pivotal moment as I bid farewell to Intel Corporation. This remarkable journey has been filled with numerous life-changing experiences, extraordinary customer interactions, profound leadership growth, and the privilege of working with outstanding people,” he wrote.
Haczynski did not divulge his post-Intel plans, but he indicated that he “won’t be too far” in response to a comment wishing Haczynski well from Greg Ernst, Intel’s general manager of Americas sales.
An Intel spokesperson declined to say who is taking over Haczynski’s role as NEX’s global sales leader.
While NEX’s several billion dollars of annual revenue is dwarfed by sales from Intel’s Client Computing Group and Data Center and AI Group, Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger has considered NEX a “critical piece” of the company’s overall strategy, in part because of growth prospects with telecom firms and with datacenters looking at silicon photonics solutions and SmartNIC-like devices.
As the head of global sales and marketing for NEX, Haczynski led a team of more than 2,000 employees who delivered annual revenues of roughly $9 billion from semiconductor solutions for IoT, 5G and telecom as well as data center and cloud networking, according to his LinkedIn profile.
He also made “comprehensive sales and marketing investment decisions on scale partner programs, headcount, go-to-market programs and vertical sales strategies.”
Intel tapped Haczynski to lead global sales for NEX in November 2021, a few months after Gelsinger formed the business unit by combining the chipmaker’s Network Platforms Group, Internet of Things Group and Connectivity Group as part of a broader reorganization of business units. Haczynski was previously vice president and general manager of global IoT sales, a role he held for a little over three years.
He is the second business unit sales leader to depart since Gelsinger’s reorganization. Rose Schooler, the previous head of Intel’s global data center sales, left last November before joining the board of rival and ocassional fellow chip designer Arm a month later.
Haczynski’s departure is the latest of a few big personnel changes for NEX this year.
Back in early February, Intel announced that Sachin Katti, NEX’s former chief technology officer, would take over the business unit as general manager from Nick McKeown. McKeown, who was picked by Gelsinger to lead NEX in the 2021 reorganization, took on the new role as NEX’s chief innovation officer after returning that month from medical leave.
February is also when NEX’s COO, Hong Hou, left Intel to become president of the semiconductor group at Brooks Automation, a Chelmsford, Mass.-based provider of automation equipment for chipmakers.