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Bill Veghte is HP’s Chief Operating Officer and a Member of the Executive Council.

As the chief operating officer, Veghte will help further accelerate the execution of the company’s strategy by working across HP to drive innovation and customer satisfaction. Veghte will work closely with HP’s executive council to support key projects affecting the company’s operational success.

Previously, Veghte served as HP’s Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of HP Software. As Executive Vice President of HP Software, Veghte led the multi-billion dollar software business unit that provides software and solutions to help IT organizations perform better. In this role, Veghte is responsible for the HP IT Performance Suite, a comprehensive software suite that helps thousands of customers modernize their applications and web services, secure their digital enterprise, and operate their infrastructure at lower cost and greater agility.

Veghte, who is known for his passion for technology and customers, joined HP in 2010. In the most recent fiscal year, he grew HP’s software business by 18 percent.

Prior to HP, he spent two decades at Microsoft in a variety of Senior Leadership positions from Engineering to Sales. Most recently, he managed the company’s $15 billion global Windows® business, and was instrumental in the delivery and launch of Windows 7.

Based in Palo Alto, Calif., Veghte serves on several Boards including nPower, which is dedicated to helping nonprofits use technology to serve their communities.

Veghte holds a Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies from Harvard University.

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