Howard Clabo
Howard Clabo

Howard Clabo, senior VP-global communications at Hewlett-Packard Enterprises, is leaving his job next month to start his own firm.

During a six-year stint, Clabo handled a broad array of strategic communications matters, including issues management, restructurings and mergers/acquisitions.

He played a major role in communicating one of the largest corporate splits, the separation of HPE (software, services) and HP (printers).

Prior to HPE, Clabo was head of communications at Applied Materials, media relations manager at FedEx and manager at Citigate Worldwide.

Clabo's exit from HPE follows the February 1 retirement of CEO & ex-eBay chief Meg Whitman, who was succeeded by Antonio Neri, an engineer.

Neri will be the first technologist to run HPE in nearly 20 years.