AMD last month hired a former Intel data center executive to lead the cloud business for the chipmaker’s EPYC processors as it seeks to take more server market share away from its top competitor.
The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company hired Lynn Comp, a 22-year Intel veteran, as corporate vice president of the Cloud Business Group. She will report to Dan McNamara, another Intel veteran who has been leading AMD’s Server Business Unit since the beginning of 2020.
Comp will oversee all go-to-market activities for cloud and mega data center customers. She will also drive the company’s customer engineering, optimization and benchmarking functions.
Her hiring comes a few months after the departure of Vladimir Rozanovich, who was AMD’s corporate vice president for mega data center and cloud sales. Rozanovich left the chipmaker to become president of Lenovo’s North America business. Around the same time, AMD hired Citrix veteran Brad Smith as corporate vice president of cloud sales.