Press Release: June 05, 2007

HP Appoints Randall Runk to Lead U.S. Enterprise Sales

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 5, 2007

HP today announced the appointment of Randall C. Runk as senior vice president of U.S. sales for the company’s Technology Solutions Group (TSG), with immediate effect.

Runk, 55, will focus on growing enterprise sales revenue and margin, optimizing go-to-market sales coverage in global and enterprise accounts, and expanding mid-market coverage working with HP’s channel organization.

In addition, Runk is responsible for the U.S. software business unit sales and for alliance sales and support. He will report to Jack Novia, managing director and senior vice president of TSG in the Americas.

Runk comes to HP from Oracle Corp., where he was most recently senior vice president of North America Strategic Account Sales.

“Randy is one of the most senior sales leaders in the technology industry, with more than two decades of experience building relationships and selling to the country’s top CIOs,” said Novia. ”His track record of successfully leading top-notch sales organizations makes him a perfect fit to lead our U.S. enterprise sales business.”

At Oracle, Runk was responsible for leading the North America sales force of 1,000 professionals in selling a broad range of business application software and database technology to 300 top customers. Previously, he was the senior partner responsible for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s North America Oracle Practice, a consulting operation of more than 500 professionals. He joined Price Waterhouse in 1982 and became a partner in 1990.

Runk has a bachelor of arts in foreign service and international politics and a master’s degree in public administration from Pennsylvania State University.

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