John Schultz is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
In this role, John heads the Operations, Legal and Administrative Affairs organisation which comprises a variety of business functions including the Legal Department, Ethics and Compliance Office, Data Office, Global IT, Global Real Estate, Global Procurement, Corporate Affairs and Global Security. With John’s proven leadership and pan-HPE view of the business, he also leads the Transformation Office, a cross-business team that functions as the driving force to accelerate the company’s pivot to as a service. Prior to his current role, John served as Chief Legal and Administrative Officer overseeing most of the same organisations.
Previously, John was appointed general counsel of Hewlett-Packard Co. in 2012 and became general counsel of Hewlett Packard Enterprise when HP separated into two companies in 2015. John joined HP in 2008, serving as deputy general counsel for litigation, investigations and global functions.
Before joining HP, John was a partner in the litigation practice of Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, focusing on complex litigation and primarily defending consumer class-action, fiduciary liability, and technology-related commercial litigation. He was previously a partner at Drinker Biddle & Reath, where he also specialised in commercial and product liability litigation.
John currently serves on the board of the Law Foundation of Silicon Valley and is chair of National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s Corporate Advisory Council. He also serves on the board of directors of Umpqua Bank, which is headquartered in Portland, Oregon.
John holds a bachelor’s degree from Albright College and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.