HP has confirmed that is looking for a new head to run its Business Critical Systems unit in the UK and Ireland with current incumbent Rod Curry resigning after less than a year in charge.
Curry, who took on the BCS role in February from Andy Voysey, is to become the head of Credit Account Management Ltd, a firm which specialises in cash flow, sales ledger and purchase ledger management.
A spokeswoman at HP said: "HP has 350,000 employees and people come and go all the time. At the moment we understand that Rod will be a CEO of a smaller company and we will look for a replacement in due course."
He is a veteran of the enterprise IT market with more than a decade spent in various director roles at Compaq (he left in 2001 the year it was bought by HP), and five years at Dell.
Globally, the BCS unit grew sales 10% in HP's fiscal fourth quarter ended October on the back of Superdome 2, part of the Integrity server portfolio.
However, the business suffered during the recession as large corporate customers froze projects and last quarter's sales gain was the first since the third quarter of fiscal 2008.
HP UK is kicking off the interviewing process as no immediate replacement was identified internally.
Curry confirmed he is due to start at Credit Account Management Ltd on 13 December but was
unavailable to comment further.