AllThingsD citing “source” reports that a key executive in HP’s enterprise sales organization, Frank Rauch is leaving the company and heading to VMware. Rauch joined the company in 2002 with earlier worked as vice president and general manager for the channel sales operation in the US within the former Enterprise Server, Storage and Networking Group (ESSN). Rauch announced his departure via Twitter on Friday. His new position will be VP of channel sales at VMware.
His farewell email to HP colleagues is below (via AllThingsD):
From: Rauch, Frank
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2012 3:18 PM
As many of you are already aware, Friday will be my last day at HP. Over the years I have read many farewell e-mails but never really thought about what mine might say. So, here it is:
It is hard to believe I walked out of IBM Headquarters to join a small startup called Compaq 24 years ago. I was hired as 1 of the first 6 reps calling on end-users. I have been extremely fortunate to enjoy a great career ranging from running the global Pharmaceutical team, North Atlantic, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast Areas , spending a year in strategy and planning and finishing my career by leading the ESSN Channel team for the last 5-1/2+ years. It still seems like yesterday. 24 years, over 12 as a VP, and I have never moved from Philadelphia.
Thank you for the leadership, guidance, work ethic and friendship you have given me over the years. It has been a tremendous run.
The time has come for me to move on and begin a new chapter. This decision was not made lightly by me or my family. HP is a great place to work with strong leadership and a bright future. I sincerely wish you all tremendous success. Please feel free to cascade this e-mail if I missed anyone.
I would welcome the opportunity to keep in touch with all of you. My personal e-mail is [deleted] or you can easily find me on LinkedIn or Twitter.
Thanks for helping me grow personally and professionally.