The 10 Biggest Intel Executive Moves Of The Last 12 Months

Intel Executive Overhaul

The past year has been anything but calm for Intel's workforce after CEO Brian Krzanich turned the company on its head in April with the announcement of a company-wide restructuring.

As part of the restructuring, which was meant to re-focus the company on cloud and connected technologies, the company also announced it would cut 12,000 jobs globally.

Over the past year, partners have seen that even top level executives like Kirk Skuagen have left the company, while others, including CJ Bruno and Doug Davis, have moved from existing positions to other areas of the company. Most recently, Intel's top chief operating officer for its Client and Internet of Things businesses, Kim Stevenson, is leaving the company, she announced in a tweet this week.

Following are 10 of Intel's biggest executive changes over the past year.

Ricardo Moreno

In 2017, Intel hired a new VP of channel sales, Ricardo Moreno, to help invest further in worldwide channel sales, training and resources, according to the company. Ricardo Moreno, the new vice president of Intel's Sales and Marketing Group and general manager of Intel's Partner Program Organization, will be in charge of tightening focus on investments across Intel's go-to market strategy, as well as channel resources and training strategies from a worldwide perspective.

Moreno, who recently joined Intel, has a wealth of channel experience under his belt – the executive previously worked as vice president of Worldwide Partner Sales at Infoblox, overseeing partner relationships, development and programs. Before that, Moreno worked at Cisco as the vice president of US and Latin America Field Partner Organization.

Tom Lantzsch

In November, Intel said it has brought Tom Lantzsch on board as senior vice president and general manager of its IoT Group, as the company continues to strengthen its Internet of Things business.

Lantzsch was most recently the executive vice president of strategy at chip design company ARM, which specializes in low-power chips for the Internet of Things. He started his new role in January, according to Intel.

Lantzch will be charged with leading the strategy behind Intel architecture computing solutions across the IoT market segments, including manufacturing, industrial, retail, transportation, smart buildings and homes. In addition to ARM, the tech veteran has also held operations and sales roles at StarCore, Motorola, and Texas Instruments.

CJ Bruno

Over the fall, Intel channel leader CJ Bruno moved out of the channel business and is now focused on top global accounts as the vice president and general manager of global accounts, according to Intel. Bruno spent years overseeing the channel, specifically helping partners find opportunities in vertical markets and the data center.

Bruno has passed the channel torch along to Vice President Greg Baur.

Kirk Skaugen

In an email to employees in April, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Kirk Skaugen, Intel’s senior vice president for its Client Computing Group, was departing the company.

Intel said Skaugen has "decided to leave Intel for his next career opportunity." Skaugen led the charge after Intel reorganized in early 2015 to head the Client Computing Group, which was in charge of processors and modem chips in mobile devices on top of only those used in PCs. Under Skaugen’s leadership, Intel released its sixth-generation Skylake processors for PCs, and also promoted new channel-friendly form factors, such as Compute Sticks, mini towers, and all-in-one computers.

Skaugen later took a job at Lenovo as executive vice president and president of the company's Data Center Group.

Greg Baur

Over the fall, Americas channel head CJ Bruno passed the channel torch along to Vice President Greg Baur.

Baur, who was formerly the sales and marketing group director of Intel's Compute and Embedded Sales Group, replaced Bruno to head all channel activities and sales. His new role, vice president of Intel Americas and director of sales, has also been expanded to cover Latin America as well as North America, and distribution sales.

Baur has long held a position in Intel's channel business, holding his role as director of sales for 8 years, according to LinkedIn – and partners hope that his experience will translate to an increased focus on the channel.

Stacy Smith

In April, Krzanich announced that Intel Chief Financial Officer Stacy Smith would take a broader role in Intel to spearhead manufacturing, sales and operations.

Smith has been with Intel since 1988, and has been in his role as CFO for the past nine years. Over the years, he has also held finance positions in various divisions, including components manufacturing, systems manufacturing and sales and marketing.

Bob Swan took over Smith's role as CFO for the company.

Bob Swan

Intel in September announced it has appointed Bob Swan as the company’s new CFO to oversee Intel’s global finance and IT organizations, as well as the Corporate Strategy Office.

Swan replaces Stacy Smith, who the company announced in April will take a broader role in Intel to spearhead manufacturing, sales and operations.

Swan was most recently an operating partner at growth equity firm General Atlantic, where he worked with the company’s global portfolio on growth objectives. Prior to that, Swan has held executive positions at companies like eBay, Electronic Data Systems, and General Electric.

Navin Shenoy

After Kirk Skaugen’s departure from Intel in April, Navin Shenoy assumed responsibility for the Client Computing Group. Shenoy is currently vice president of the Client Computing Group and general manager of mobility client platforms at Intel. He is responsible for the company's client computing product development and strategy across notebooks, desktops, 2-in-1s and home gateways.

Shenoy, who has been with Intel since 1995, worked his way up the ranks, previously serving as general manager for Intel Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for all sales and marketing of Intel products in the region.

Doug Davis

Intel in November lifted the curtain on the Automated Driving Group, which the company said will research and develop innovative next-generation autonomous driving solutions and driver assist connected systems – and put longtime executive Doug Davis in charge.

Davis, who earlier in the year announced he would retire at the end of 2016, was formerly the general manager of Intel's IoT Group.

Kathy Winter

In addition to Doug Davis, Intel in November announced that Kathy Winter would also lead its new Automated Solutions Division as vice president and general manager.

Prior to joining Intel in 2016, Winter was the vice president of software and services for automated driving at Delphi. In 2015, the executive was recognized for achieving the first cross-country drive by an autonomous vehicle – and Intel hopes that Winter can bring those skill sets to deliver automated driving solutions.