Dell shuffles executive deck; current CFO out in February

Summary:The Round Rock, Texas-based corporation announced on Friday that Gladden has "chosen to pursue career interests outside of Dell."


Dell's current chief financial officer, Brian Gladden, will be departing the company soon -- but there won't be a gap in leadership.

The Round Rock, Texas-based corporation announced on Friday that Gladden, who has been CFO at Dell since 2008, has "chosen to pursue career interests outside of Dell."

However, Gladden will be staying on through the end of February to navigate the transition.

He will be replaced by Dell's chief accounting officer, Thomas Sweet, who will continue to report directly to the PC maker's founder and CEO, Michael Dell.

In prepared remarks, Dell himself described Sweet as "a key leader in our corporate finance organization for 16 years."

Sweet joined Dell in 1997 and has served in a number of different leadership roles since. He was appointed chief accounting officer last year.

Prior to Dell, Sweet worked at Price Waterhouse, now Price Waterhousecoopers, for more than a decade.

Moving along with the transition to operating as a private company, Dell is scheduled to report fiscal third quarter earnings results to current and prospective qualified institutional debt investors on Monday, January 27.

Image via Dell

Topics: CXO, Dell, Hardware, PCs, Tech Industry


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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