HP Selects Former Best Buy Exec to Lead Online Business
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5, 2006
HP has named Sam Taylor as senior vice president of HP Online Sales, which encompasses the company’s worldwide portfolio of personal systems and imaging and printing products and services.
Taylor, 45, joins HP effective today after two years at Best Buy, where he was senior vice president of Online Stores and Marketing. He will report to Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of the Imaging and Printing Group at HP.
In this position, Taylor will lead web, catalog and telephone sales businesses to deliver an enhanced and more personal customer experience to people who choose to research and buy PCs and printing systems directly from HP.
“Sam brings expertise and understanding across all areas of direct sales to his new role, which is critical to growing our direct business and providing customers with a world-class buying experience,” said Joshi. “I look forward to working with Sam to build on the strength and momentum of HP’s portfolio.”
Taylor has more than 12 years of experience in retail, e-commerce, direct marketing and international business. Pr ior to Best Buy, he spent more than four years with Lands’ End leading its online and international businesses, and another four years at Disney, including a position as the European regional director of The Disney Catalog and The Disney Store Online.
HP is a technology solutions provider to consumers, businesses and institutions globally. The company’s offerings span IT infrastructure, global services, business and home computing, and imaging and printing. For the four fiscal quarters ended April 30, 2006, HP revenue totaled $88.9 billion. More information about HP (NYSE, Nasdaq: HPQ) is available at http://www.hp.com.
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