Former HP CCO Wohl exits tech company

PALO ALTO, CA: Bill Wohl, former CCO of Hewlett-Packard, said yesterday via Twitter that he is no longer with the company and "pursuing new opportunities."

PALO ALTO, CA: Bill Wohl, former CCO of Hewlett-Packard, said yesterday via Twitter that he is no longer with the company and “pursuing new opportunities.”

Wohl's departure comes nearly a month after HP fired former CEO Leo Apotheker and replaced him with Meg Whitman. Apotheker and Wohl were previously colleagues at SAP.

Wohl, who could not be reached by press time for comment, tweeted that he was home in Pennsylvania, and “taking some deserved time off." A spokesperson for HP confirmed Wohl's exit, but declined to comment further.

The technology sector giant suffered a flurry of negative press and criticism from analysts this summer about a number of its announcements. The company said at the time that it was considering spinning off its PC businesses, which resulted in a restructuring of its corporate communications operations.

Wohl shed his corporate communications duties by late August, and was given a special assignment for the company's software business.

Meanwhile, Lynn Anderson, VP of influencer marketing for HP's enterprise systems group, was assigned day-to-day management of the corporate communications department. Whitman named Anderson “acting” CCO last month. Anderson reports to Whitman.

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