Dell president Steve Felice exits a month after privatization

November 16
9:22 AM 2013

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) on Friday reported that Dell's president and chief commercial officer Steve Felice is leaving the company. Felice is the first senior executive to depart after Dell's privatization deal was completed.

Felice, who joined Dell in 1999, is the new chief executive at the Chicago-based industrial equipment manufacturer Filtration Group Corp. 

According to WSJ, Felice has been in charge of Dell's sales and marketing efforts. He led Dell's operations in Asia earlier in his career. Felice ran sales of Dell computers and other products to small and mid-sized businesses. 

In an interview with WSJ, Felice said that he was just interested in a CEO job and that his departure has nothing to do with Dell's new ownership. 

Dell chief executive Michael Dell and private equity firm Silver Lake completed a USD24.9 billion buyout of the company in October.

Marius Haas, a former executive at Hewlett-Packard Co. and Intel Corp., will take Felice's post, WSJ said.  

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