Dell Mobile Boss Bails
Ron Garriques, president of Dell’s communication solutions group and the guy who led the company’s recent forays into the smartphone and tablet spaces, has resigned. His last day is Jan. 28, 2011, though he’s been retained as a consultant for the remainder of the year.
So why is Garriques, whom Dell recruited from Motorola in 2007 and subsequently tapped to run the company’s communications products division, leaving? Evidently that division’s being shuttered and rolled into other units. Seems new devices like the Streak–Dell’s Android tablet–and smartphones like the Aero and Venue Pro aren’t quite performing the way Dell had hoped. Said Dell spokesman David Frink, “He made a decision to look at other opportunities as we integrate the former communications solutions group into our core operating structure.”
Garriques leaves Dell with a $1.44 million severance payment and a promise of $6.3 million for future consulting services.