HP Says Joyce, Key Part of Networking Overhaul, Departs Company

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tom Joyce, a senior vice president with responsibility for acquisitions and divestitures, has left the technology company.

Joyce has been a key part of the company’s re-jiggered networking strategy, which saw it acquire Aruba Networks Inc. for $2.7 billion and sell 51 percent of its networking and server operations in the country to an arm of China’s Tsinghua University. He also worked on acquisitions of startups including Contextream and Voltage Security and helped with the divestiture of Snapfish, according to Joyce’s LinkedIn profile.

His exit comes at a critical time for Palo Alto, California-based Hewlett-Packard, which is preparing to split into two publicly traded entities by the beginning of November.

Separately, Todd Morgenfeld, Hewlett-Packard’s senior vice president of treasury, left to become vice president of finance at Twitter Inc. Morgenfeld, who had been a director at Silver Lake Partners and worked on the deal that took computer maker Dell Inc. private, joined Twitter’s team in May, according to his LinkedIn profile.

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