Marie Myers is moving from PCs and printers to enterprise computing, data, and storage. The 20-year veteran of Hewlett-Packard and finance lead of the 2015 separation of Hewlett-Packard into HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) was named CFO of HPE on Friday.
On LinkedIn, Myers said the move to HPE after three years as CFO and numerous other financial leadership positions at HP “feels like a full circle, returning to where my journey began over 25 years ago in Houston with the Compaq server and storage team. ... I’m excited to drive HPE's next growth chapter and collaborate with the outstanding team there.”
In the press release announcing her appointment, Myers said being CFO of HPE “will allow me to partner with the best of the best and be a part of the next big thing.”
HPE recently announced that it was extending its partnership in artificial intelligence with Nvidia to boost its reach into generative AI.
In a LinkedIn post, HPE CEO Neri called Myers “a keen strategist and terrific collaborator who delivers strong results.” In the press release announcing Myers’ appointment, Neri said, “She has an impressive track record in driving both operational and financial results, and embraces the opportunity to help teams excel.”
Myers held numerous roles in finance at HP before and after the split, including global controller and Americas CFO of personal systems, and the finance lead for the separation that resulted in HP (PCs and printers) and HPE (a seller of enterprise servers, networking hardware, and cloud services).
Myers took a detour from HP in 2018, landing her first CFO role at UiPath, a robotic process automation company, in 2018. “I came [to the UiPath] job because I really love RPA,” Myers told CFO in March 2019. “I had other offers, but I turned them all down ... Scaling for growth is a big challenge, but I wake up in the morning excited, even though I know it’s going to be a long, tough day.”
She stayed only a year and a month at UiPath, however, returning to HP in March 2020 to become HP’s chief digital officer then chief transformation officer, taking over as CFO in 2021.
At HPE, Myers replaces interim chief financial officer Jeremy Cox, who will return full-time to his position as senior vice president, corporate controller, and chief tax officer. Cox stepped in when former HPE CFO Tarek Robbiati resigned in August 2023 to become CEO of RingCentral, a maker of cloud-based communication and collaboration products.
Robbiati, however, resigned from that role on December 8 after only three months in the job.
Meanwhile, HP named Timothy Brown, CFO of the company’s print business, as interim CFO to succeed Myers.
Myers is a native of Australia and serves on the board of directors for F5 Networks and KLA. She is based in Houston.