Adapting to change: Henry Gomez, of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, has guided some of the most influential companies in the world.

Author:Moreno, Eric
Position:HOUSTON: CLUB LEADERS OF THE FUTURE
 
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By all accounts, Henry Gomez, the current Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing & Communications Officer for Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, has had an amazing career.

Over the course of his nearly 30-year career in marketing and communications, Gomez has helped guide some of the most influential companies in the world, including Skype, where he served as President, HBO, where he served as the network's Vice President of Corporate Affairs and oversaw corporate public relations, affiliate marketing communications, regional press initiatives and special events.

"I also am in charge of government relations here at Hewlett-Packard, and I am a member of the Executive Council, so I am part of the company's leadership team," said Gomez. "I think we as a company are going to continue to bring incredibly innovative, cutting-edge technology products and services to the industry and to the world. And those products and services change the world."

He also served in various roles at eBay, where he met current HP CEO Meg Whitman with whom he has enjoyed a long and successful professional career. He also was part of Whitman's California gubernatorial campaigns in 2009 and 2010.

"I've worked with Meg for over 15 years now," Gomez said. "I met her at eBay and have worked with her in either a marketing or communications capacity, and when she became CEO of Hewlett-Packard, she asked me to run communications and eventually she asked me to run marketing, as well. What I wanted to do when I got here was help the company communicate what it was about. At the time, the company was just entering a tough period of turnaround, and they needed to communicate clearly what they were doing, how they were doing it, and how they were going to move forward after some challenging times."

One of the traits that Gomez has been so successful is the ability to adapt. The tech world is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Being able to change as the industry he is involved in changes around him has kept him not just ahead of the metaphorical game, but...

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