Meet Patricia Russo: 5 Things to Know About HP’s Enterprise Chair-in-Waiting

With Hewlett-Packard Co. planning to split its business hardware, software and services businesses away from its printer and personal computer operations, board member Patricia Russo will step into the limelight.

Currently lead independent director at Palo Alto-based Hewlett-Packard, Russo is set to take over as chair of the board of directors of the emergent enterprise company, which will be called Hewlett-Packard Enterprise,HP said Monday. Meg Whitman, HP’s sitting CEO, will run the enterprise company as its chief executive. The transaction splitting HP into two companies is expected to close by the end of HP’s fiscal 2015, it said.

Russo’s board pedigree is about as strong as any corporate executive could put together. We ran down her history and wow — when she joined HP’s board in 2011, it was just another notch in her belt.

Here are several background points on Russo.

Read more: San Francisco Business Times


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