Dell Technologies said on Friday that the head of its IT infrastructure division, David Goulden, has resigned.
Jeff Clarke, who heads up the company’s PC division, is going to assume responsibility for both divisions.
“Having one leader over both product groups will yield a single product vision from edge to core to cloud, consistency with respect to operations of product teams, and the ability to drive a more holistic set of integrated customer solutions,” said Dell spokesman Dave Farmer.
Goulden came to Dell from data storage company EMC Corp. Dell purchased EMC a year ago.
The leadership team within the infrastructure group, which sells IT hardware such as servers and storage, will remain “intact and largely unchanged,” Farmer said.
And in another management shift, Rodney Rogers, the CEO of Dell subsidiary Virtustream, will now report to Howard Elias, the president of Services and IT for Dell Technologies.
Here’s what Michael Dell told employees about Goulden leaving:
Our one-year anniversary has provided a wonderful reason to Dell-ebrate and also an important opportunity to reflect on our accomplishments and our path ahead. This has certainly been true for my executive team, an all-star roster of industry leaders, who together have led us through the largest combination in technology history.
One member of our team and a true industry all-star, David Goulden, has decided that for him, this is a logical time to leave the Dell Technologies family. David personally expressed to me his deep satisfaction in our progress, gratitude for his team and confidence in the strength of our combined business, but he is eager to pursue new challenges. David has agreed to stay on through the end of the fiscal year to ensure a smooth transition. David has been an outstanding friend, teammate and leader. I have tremendous respect for him, and I thank him for all he has done over the last 15 years to build the greatest enterprise infrastructure franchise in the industry.
Effective immediately, Jeff Clarke will assume responsibility for the Infrastructure Solutions Group in addition to leading the Client Solutions Group and Operations. As vice chairman of Dell, Jeff has a long history of success running client and infrastructure product organizations. An engineer by trade, Jeff brings global product innovation expertise, as well as a breadth of experience to lead business transformation. Through this structure, we’ll still have two distinct businesses, but they’ll be better aligned by a single product vision from edge to core to cloud and better able to drive a more holistic set of integrated solutions for the customer. We’ll also make product team operations more consistent, efficient and predictable with closer ties to the supply chain.
RSA will remain inside the ISG reporting structure while Virtustream will report into Howard Elias to align more effectively with our broader Services organization.
Please join me in thanking David for his many contributions and wishing him well in his future endeavors, and in congratulating Jeff on his new role.
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