Dell today announced that Marius Haas, a 20-year industry veteran, has joined the company as president of Enterprise Solutions, responsible for worldwide engineering, design, development and marketing of Dell enterprise products, including servers, networking and storage systems.
“I’m leaving the business in a stronger position in servers, networking and storage, and with a solid foundation in key solution areas like converged infrastructure and cloud computing. Now, I’m excited for the next challenge and look forward to seeing great things from Marius and the rest of the team.”
In this capacity, Haas will lead a growing Dell business providing customers one of the most robust and easy-to-manage datacenter infrastructures in the industry. Dell is driving to become the leading end-to-end solutions provider for customers around the world with a mid-market design focus that can scale up into large global accounts and down to small businesses.
“As we continue to drive our end-to-end solutions strategy, Marius’ impressive mix of business, operational and strategic expertise is a great fit,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO. “We’re rapidly building on the strength of our leading portfolio of servers, storage and networking, and Marius will help accelerate that journey.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Dell team,” said Mr. Haas. “Dell has a strong brand, great customer relationships, tremendous talent, exceptional technology and an incredible growth opportunity. I’m excited to help realize the vision and drive the strategy forward.”
Haas succeeds Brad Anderson, who has led Dell’s Enterprise Solutions since joining the company in 2005, and made a personal decision to seek new opportunities. During his tenure, Anderson spearheaded the development of one of the industry’s leading server platforms and played a key role in building out the portfolio of Dell-owned IP storage and networking through acquisitions, including EqualLogic, Compellent and Force10.
“All of us appreciate the tremendous contributions Brad made to the business,” Mr. Dell said. “We wish him the best in his future endeavors.”
“I accomplished what I set out to do,” said Mr. Anderson. “I’m leaving the business in a stronger position in servers, networking and storage, and with a solid foundation in key solution areas like converged infrastructure and cloud computing. Now, I’m excited for the next challenge and look forward to seeing great things from Marius and the rest of the team.”
Mr. Haas joins Dell from Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (KKR) where he was responsible for identifying and pursuing new investments, particularly in the technology sector, while also supporting existing portfolio companies with operational expertise.
Prior to that Haas held a number of leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard, Compaq and Intel Corporation. Most recently he served as senior vice president and worldwide general manager of the HP Networking Division, where under his leadership HP more than tripled its annual networking revenue. Previously, Haas served as HP’s senior vice president of Strategy and Corporate Development and was one of the key senior executives leading the Hewlett-Packard transformation from 2005-2009. He led initiatives to improve efficiency and drive growth, including the execution and integration of all acquisitions. He also oversaw the company’s strategic planning process, new business incubation and strategic alliances.