Dell reportedly preparing executive changes around EMC deal


Dell continues to prepare for the eventual closure of its deal with EMC, now rearranging its executive lineup, according to a Re/Code report.

Re/Code got ahold of memo sent to Dell staff outlining the changes. One interesting development is that Dell is creating what it calls an "executive group" of the leaders of the companies that will be part of the combined Dell-EMC. That means VMWare chief Pat Gelsinger, Rob Mee of Pivotal, Rodney Rogers of Virtustream and Mike Cote of Secureworks will be part of that team.

Otherwise, according to Re/Code, David Goulden will become president of the enterprise systems group, which will be responsible for servers, storage and some networking products. Jeff Clark essentially keeps his position and will be called vice chairman and president for operations and client solutions. Jeremy Burton will become chief marketing officer for the full new company. He is EMC's president of marketing and Karen Quintos, who is Dell's CMO, will become chief customer officer.

The memo hints that some of the leaders of the enterprise sales businesses will be working on how they might rearrange their work under the new combined company. Enterprises that are Dell and EMC customers should prepare for the likelihood of some changes to their relationships with the companies.

None of this will happen until the deal closes, which Dell expects might happen around October, according to Re/Code.

The companies have gotten some important authorizations for the deal. The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently gave a green light to the acquisition and the European Union also approved it.

EMC shareholders have yet to vote on the deal.

Dell announced its plan to acquire EMC in a deal worth $67 billion in October. It's not been entirely smooth sailing since, as VMware, an EMC company recently laid off 800 people and questions remain about which Dell and EMC companies might get spun off because of the acquisition. Dell itself reportedly warned employees that it hasn't met internal fiscal 2016 financial goals.  

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