5 Recent HP Exec Moves: From New North America Leader To New Board Director

The latest executive moves by HP Inc. include a new North American leader, two executives in the Workforce Solutions group and a new board member.

Over the course of a month, HP Inc. has seen the appointments of a new North American leader, two executives in the Workforce Solutions group and a new board member.

The latest executive moves come as the Palo Alto, Calif.-based PC and printer giant moves forward with CEO Enrique Lores’ Future Ready plan, which includes big investments in growth areas like hybrid work offerings, peripherals and gaming.

Three recent executive appointments made by HP happened in the company’s Workforce Solutions group, a business led by former Poly CEO Dave Shull that brings together all the company’s solutions and services, including managed print services and device-as-a-service.

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The company also shook up leadership for its North America and Northwest Europe businesses, with its four-year North American leader moving to take over the latter territory while a 25-year company veteran took over the former business.

HP also expanded its board of directors, appointing a longtime finance executive who was most recently the CFO of pharmaceutical company Moderna.

What follows are the five recent executive moves at HP you should know about.

Anneliese Olson

HP announced on Sept. 14 that 25-year company veteran Anneliese Olson will succeed Stephanie Dismore as senior vice president of managing director of the North America market.

“In addition to guiding business strategy and accelerating growth for our partners and customers, I am looking forward to supporting and developing our incredible employees and championing issues that have been important to me throughout my career including sustainability and diversity, equity, and inclusion,” Olson said in a statement.

This marks a return to the company for Olson, who was most recently senior vice president and COO of the vendor’s HP Print business before taking an 18-month sabbatical.

“She brings a wealth of leadership experience to her role, having successfully led business model transformations, new market growth and geographic expansion in a myriad of businesses across the globe,” said David McQuarrie, chief commercial officer at HP, in a statement. “Anneliese is also a highly inspirational leader known for being a committed mentor, advocate, and coach, so I am looking forward to seeing the positive impact she will have on our entire organization for years to come.”

The company said Dismore, who led HP’s North American business for nearly four years, has moved to the role of senior vice president and managing director of HP’s Northwest Europe market. David Prezzano, who most recently led the Northwest European business, moved into the role of global head of go-to-market 3D printing solutions, according to Dismore.

John Gordon

HP appointed John Gordon as senior vice president and president of managed solutions in the company’s Workforce Solutions business.

Gordon joined HP in September, and he was previously president and general manager of industry solutions at Lenovo from August 2019 to July 2022. He most recently founded a startup called Whomi, which provides a software platform for career planning.

“John Gordon is an entrepreneurial business leader who has spent over 25 years helping iconic global companies transform their businesses for growth,” an HP spokesperson said.

Prior to Lenovo, Gordon was senior vice president and general manager of the consumer electronics division within Bose Corporation. Before that, he held executive roles at GE businesses for two years and a variety of roles at IBM for more than 14 years.

Faisal Masud

HP appointed Faisal Masud as senior vice president and president of digital services for the company’s Workforce Solutions group.

“Faisal Masud brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in product and technology roles at major tech companies and has led digital transformation at a global scale,” an HP spokesperson said.

Masud joined HP in September after previously serving as the CEO of well-funded ecommerce startup Fabric from August 2020 to May 2023.

Prior to Fabric, Masud was the COO of Alphabet’s Wing Aviation drone delivery subsidiary for two years. Previously, he served as CTO and chief digital officer at Staples for more than four years, as a vice president at Groupon for one year and as senior director of global shipping at eBay for one year.

Earlier in his career, Masud served in several director and manager roles at Amazon for seven years.

Grant Hoffman

Earlier this year, HP appointed Grant Hoffman to global head of Renew Solutions in the company’s Workforce Solutions group.

“The Renew Solutions business brings together existing product management, service operations, and financing capabilities from across HP to address a growing market segment and reduce the environmental footprint of HP and its customers,” an HP spokesperson said.

Hoffman was previously an executive in HP’s supply chain organization and, before that, executive vice president of supply chain for Poly, the videoconferencing giant HP acquired last year.

Previously, Hoffman was an executive at Lenovo for six years, first as vice president of business operations and then head of mobile devices supply chain.

Hoffman had joined Lenovo through the company’s 2014 acquisition of the Motorola Mobility business from Google, where he was vice president of operations.

David Meline

HP announced on Sept. 21 that former Moderna CFO David Meline had been appointed to the company’s board of directors. His first day on the board is Nov. 1.

Prior to becoming Moderna’s CFO in 2020, he served in the same role at Amgen, another pharmaceutical company, for six years. Before that he was CFO of multinational conglomerate 3M for nearly six years.

“David has been instrumental in driving the growth and transformation of major global companies over the course of his four decades-long career,” said Chip Bergh, chair of HP’s board, in a statement.

“His deep background and breadth of experience in finance, capital allocation, manufacturing, and technology makes him a terrific addition to the HP Board of Directors, as we deliver on our plans to drive long-term sustainable growth,” Bergh added.

Meline currently serves on the board of industrial automation giant ABB.

“David’s track record of driving operational excellence, scaling growth businesses and delivering strong financial performance across industries will further strengthen our board as we build a Future Ready HP,” said Enrique Lores, HP’s CEO and president, in a statement.