The recent resignation of Jay Parker, a high-ranking Lenovo executive, was a prelude to his return to Dell – where he worked for more than a decade before joining Lenovo in 2007.
A spokesman for Dell confirmed that Parker is joining the Texas-based company “very shortly.”
“We are excited Jay Parker has decided to return to Dell as vice president and general manager of North America enterprise solution sales,” said spokesman David Frink. “Jay has a wealth of industry expertise and adds to the impressive bench of experienced executives joining Dell over the past 12 months.”
Dell’s enterprise solution sales business includes servers, data storage and networking software.
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Last week Lenovo, which is based in China and has a headquarters in Morrisville, announced that Parker had resigned as senior vice president of Lenovo’s enterprise business – which encompasses servers and data storage systems – but provided no details. Parker, who often served as the company’s point man with Triangle media, had been promoted to that position in March; he previously was president of North American operations.
Dell ranked No. 2 in both worldwide server revenue and shipments in the second quarter, according to market research firm Gartner. Lenovo ranked third in shipments but ranked fourth in revenue.
Parker wasn’t immediately available for comment. His previous position at Dell before he joined Lenovo was executive director of worldwide marketing for servers, according to his LinkedIn account.