Monday, January 10th 2022

Intel Announces Leadership Changes: Gregory Bryant Leaves Intel

Intel Corporation today announced that Executive Vice President (EVP) Michelle Johnston Holthaus will lead the company's Client Computing Group (CCG). A 25-year Intel veteran, Holthaus brings a deep understanding of Intel's customers and the client computing business based on her current role as EVP and general manager of the Sales, Marketing and Communications Group, a role she has held since 2017, and her previous experience as the head of global client computing sales. Earlier roles in Holthaus' tenure include leadership of the Microsoft global account team; management of channel products; central marketing and operations for the PC client group; and management of the reseller product group. Holthaus joined Intel in 1996.

"Michelle's track record of success driving global sales and revenue for the last five years, combined with her profound understanding of the client computing business and trusted relationships across the entire industry, make her a natural choice to lead our largest business," said Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO. "Michelle is a proven leader who embodies Intel's values, and I look forward to partnering with her in this new capacity as we drive innovation and unquestioned product leadership across the client business."
In her new role, Holthaus will be responsible for all aspects of running and growing the client business, including strategy, financial performance and product development for the full portfolio of client technologies and platforms designed to enable exceptional personal computing experiences.

"I am thrilled to take on leadership of Intel's Client Computing Group, an organization with immense talent and long history of delivering leadership products and platforms that create vibrant, open ecosystems," Holthaus said. "We have a tremendous opportunity to build on past successes - and even accelerate our pace as we continue to enable our customers and partners to elevate PC experiences."

Holthaus replaces EVP Gregory Bryant ("GB"), who will leave the company at the end of January for a new opportunity. Since joining Intel in 1992, Bryant has held numerous roles, including most recently as general manager of the Client Computing Group and previously as the general manager of Intel's Asia Pacific and Japan region. He led the teams responsible for co-engineering and delivering Intel's leading consumer and commercial PC platforms, including Intel Evo and Intel vPro platforms.

Gelsinger added: "I want to thank GB for his outstanding leadership and 30 years of service at Intel, which has seen five consecutive years of business growth and, most recently, the successful launch of the 12th Gen Intel Core family. We wish him all the best in his next endeavor."

Holthaus will transition to her new role over the coming months as a search for the new leader of Intel's sales, marketing and communications organization is underway.

Intel Names David Zinsner Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Intel Corporation today announced that David Zinsner has been appointed as the company's executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Jan. 17, 2022. Zinsner has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience in semiconductors and manufacturing, including most recently as executive vice president and CFO at Micron Technology, Inc.

"Dave is a proven finance leader, who brings a unique combination of strategic thought, deep knowledge of semiconductors and manufacturing, capital allocation discipline, and a track record of value creation for shareholders," said Pat Gelsinger, Intel CEO. "I look forward to partnering with Dave as we continue to execute our strategy to usher in a new era of innovation and achieve our goal of unquestioned leadership in every category in which we compete."

Zinsner will report to Gelsinger and oversee Intel's global finance organization, including finance, accounting and reporting, tax, treasury, internal audit, and investor relations.

"I am excited to join Intel, a company I've long admired with a storied history of innovation and technology leadership," said Zinsner. "Intel's scale, re-invigorated culture and depth of technical talent positions the company to capitalize on the unprecedented demand for semiconductors across the globe. I look forward to working with Pat and the rest of the leadership team to help drive the IDM 2.0 strategy forward and create long-term value for shareholders."

Prior to his role at Micron, Zinsner served as president and chief operating officer at Affirmed Networks. He also served as senior vice president of finance and CFO at Analog Devices and senior vice president and CFO at Intersil Corp. Zinsner holds a master's degree in business administration, finance and accounting from Vanderbilt University and a bachelor's degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University.

As previously announced, current CFO George Davis will retire from Intel in May 2022 and will remain with the company in an advisory role until then to ensure a seamless transition.

Gelsinger added: "On behalf of the Intel team, I want to thank George for his outstanding contributions during a pivotal moment of the company's history. He has been a great leader and colleague, and we are grateful for the integral role he played on our transformation journey. We wish him all the best in his future endeavors."
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6 Comments on Intel Announces Leadership Changes: Gregory Bryant Leaves Intel

#1
bonehead123
Oh great, anutha round of golden parachutes/bonus payouts/severance/retirement packages that WE get to pay for, through even moar higher priced chips..... gee thanks, Pat :(
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Bones
bonehead123Oh great, anutha round of golden parachutes/bonus payouts/severance/retirement packages that WE get to pay for, through even moar higher priced chips..... gee thanks, Pat :(
I agree - I can see all the back-patting in this, good thing for me is I don't need to buy anything new for sometime to come and it probrably won't be Intel I'd get anyway if I did.
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user556
Might be partly Gelsinger's style of lie first then brush it over later that Bryant wasn't comfortable with.
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eidairaman1
The Exiled Airman
Intel changes "leadership" like they change underpants.
BonesI agree - I can see all the back-patting in this, good thing for me is I don't need to buy anything new for sometime to come and it probrably won't be Intel I'd get anyway if I did.
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MentalAcetylide
I wonder if GB will end up going to AMD, Samsung, or one of the other big tech companies... After 30 years, that guy could easily retire and just leave all that corporate nonsense behind.
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#6
AusWolf
Another Intel leader who's got nothing to do with the technical side of things. Great. :shadedshu:
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