Antonio Neri (businessman)

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Antonio Neri
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Born (1967-05-10) May 10, 1967 (age 53)[1]
Argentina
CitizenshipAmerican[2]
Alma materNational Technological University
EmployerHewlett Packard Enterprise
TitlePresident and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise
PredecessorMeg Whitman
Board member ofHewlett Packard Enterprise
Children2

Antonio Neri (born May 10, 1967) is an Argentinian-American businessman who currently serves as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). Born in Argentina, he studied engineering at National Technological University and started working for Hewlett-Packard in 1995. Neri joined HPE's board of directors upon his promotion to the president and CEO position in 2018.

Early life and education[edit]

Neri was born in Argentina on May 10, 1967.[1] He became interested in electronics and technology as a teenager.[2] Neri began military education and training at the age of 15, becoming an engineering apprentice for the Argentine Navy and working to repair ships' radar and sonar systems.[2][3] He remained with the navy during his time at the Escuela Nacional de Educación Técnica and the National Technological University, where he continued to study engineering.[3]

Neri also studied art in Argentina for nine years and has taught art, specializing in drawing and painting.[4][3][2]

Career[edit]

Early in his career, Neri left Argentina to work for a small information technology company in Italy.[2] He started working in Hewlett-Packard's (HP) customer service department in Amsterdam in 1995.[3][5][6] Six months later, he was promoted to a support engineer position; subsequently he became an education manager, call center manager, and services manager for Europe.[2] In 1997, he relocated to Boise, Idaho, to serve as global director of HP's imaging and printing services division.[2] Neri moved to Houston in 2004 to work for the company's PC services business, then began heading the technology services business in 2011.[2]

Prior to HP's split into Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and HP Inc. in 2015, he served as senior vice president and general manager for the company's server and networking units.[7][8] In 2015,[9][10] Neri became executive vice president and general manager role of HPE's business division,[8] called Enterprise Group,[11][12] and focused on marketing strategy, new product development, and research and development.[13][14] During his tenure as HPE's first president, which began in June 2017,[13][15] Neri worked to streamline the company's businesses and served as interim chief sales officer.[16][17] He replaced Meg Whitman to become the company's first Latino chief executive officer (CEO) in February 2018,[3][5][18] and joined the board of directors.[10]

Neri has been credited for spearheading several of the company's technologies, including the Apollo HPC portfolio and Superdome X,[19] which CRN described as "the world's most scalable in-memory compute platform".[20] He has also been credited with helping the company acquire Aruba Networks, Nimble Storage, Silicon Graphics International, and SimpliVity,[2][8] and helping to define HPE's scope during the split from HP.[1] Neri designed the interior of the company's headquarters in San Jose, California.[21] Neri's "Next Initiative" has been described as a "massive reimagining" of the company; the strategy has reduced HPE's number of stock keeping units by 75 percent, as well as the number of management levels, and works to increase innovation.[2][22] He has also focused on edge computing,[23] modernizing the company's information technology,[24] and increasing HPE's cultural and gender diversity.[25]

Personal life[edit]

During his tenure with HP, Neri lived in Europe and Latin America before relocating to the United States.[3] He and his wife met at an HP call center and were married in the late 1990s.[2][26] They have two children, and became U.S. citizens in 2012.[2] Neri lives in The Woodlands, TX, and purchased a residence in Delray Beach, Florida, in 2019.[27] He speaks four languages: Dutch, English, Italian, and Spanish.[28] His hobbies include painting and watching football.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Buller, Alicia (March 15, 2019). "Hewlett Packard's Antonio Neri: the robots are coming". Arabian Business. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Burke, Steven (June 18, 2018). "HPE's Next Advantage: CEO Neri Is Taking The Company's Customer- And Partner-First Legacy To New Heights". CRN. Retrieved May 6, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ a b c d e f Arellano-Fryer, Lola (December 12, 2018). "Antonio Neri". Latino Leaders. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Woods, Ben (March 3, 2019). "Interview: Tech's artistic insider Antonio Neri must now create the HPE way". The Times. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ a b Vanian, Jonathan (June 22, 2018). "Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO Antonio Neri Talks Meg Whitman, Microsoft, and Cloud". Fortune. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Weinberger, Matt (February 20, 2019). "The CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise tells us why the company is 'under-appreciated' and how it can beat Amazon in a market that's bigger than cloud computing". Business Insider. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ Hesseldahl, Arik (August 6, 2014). "Another Executive Shuffle Hits HP's Enterprise Group". Vox. Vox Media. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ a b c Darrow, Barb (June 21, 2017). "Meg Whitman Cedes One of Her HPE Titles To This Exec". Fortune. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Meg Whitman's surprise exit pounds Hewlett Packard's stock". New York Post. Reuters. November 22, 2017. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ a b Snider, Mike (November 22, 2017). "Meg Whitman to quit Hewlett Packard Enterprise, says won't run for office — or go to rival". USA Today. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ McLaughlin, Kevin (June 5, 2017). "HPE's Last Man Standing". The Information. Retrieved May 6, 2019. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ Burgelman, Robert A.; McKinney, Webb; Meza, Philip E. (2017). Becoming Hewlett Packard: Why Strategic Leadership Matters. Oxford University Press. p. 316. ISBN 9780190640446. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ a b De Vynck, Gerrit; Wong, Natalie; Giles, Tom (November 22, 2017). "HPE Returns to Techie Roots Appointing Neri to Succeed Whitman". Bloomberg.com. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ Krazit, Tom (November 21, 2017). "Meg Whitman stepping down as CEO of HPE, Antonio Neri will take over in Februrary [sic]". GeekWire. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ Nichols, Shaun; Williams, Chris (November 21, 2017). "HPE CEO Meg Whitman Quits, Man! Neri to replace chief exec in Feb". The Register. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Schubarth, Cromwell (June 21, 2017). "Meg Whitman names HPE president, puts him in charge of streamlining businesses". Silicon Valley Business Journal. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ Kovar, Joseph F. (August 16, 2017). "HPE Chief Sales Officer Peter Ryan Leaving, President Antonio Neri Steps In While Replacement Search Begins". CRN. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ Vanian, Jonathan (November 22, 2017). "HPE CEO Meg Whitman Reveals Why She's Stepping Down". Fortune. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ Burke, Steven (October 16, 2018). "7 Things We Learned About HPE CEO Antonio Neri". CRN: 1. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ Burke, Steven (October 16, 2018). "7 Things We Learned About HPE CEO Antonio Neri". CRN: 7. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  21. ^ Burke, Steven (October 16, 2018). "7 Things We Learned About HPE CEO Antonio Neri". CRN: 2. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  22. ^ Burke, Steven (October 16, 2018). "7 Things We Learned About HPE CEO Antonio Neri". CRN: 6. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  23. ^ Williams, Oscar (June 20, 2018). "HPE's $4bn bet: CEO Antonio Neri says edge computing is the next frontier of enterprise tech". New Statesman. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  24. ^ Saran, Cliff (December 4, 2017). "Executive interview: Antonio Neri, HPE". Computer Weekly. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  25. ^ "HPE's new chief Antonio Neri wants to address diversity imbalance". CRN. June 22, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  26. ^ King, Rachael (November 30, 2017). "Can Antonio Neri Revive HP Enterprise After Meg Whitman?". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved May 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  27. ^ Bandell, Brian (February 14, 2019). "Hewlett Packard Enterprise CEO buys Stone Creek Ranch mansion for $8M". South Florida Business Journal. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  28. ^ Burke, Steven (October 16, 2018). "7 Things We Learned About HPE CEO Antonio Neri". CRN: 3. Retrieved May 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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