June 5, 2006, 12:00 AM

Hewlett-Packard hires former BestBuy.com executive Sam Taylor

Hewlett-Packard has named former BestBuy.com executive Sam Taylor as senior vice president of HP online sales, which encompasses the company’s worldwide portfolio of personal systems and imaging and printing products and services.

Paul Demery

Managing Editor, B2B E-commerce

 

Hewlett-Packard Co. has named former BestBuy.com executive Sam Taylor as senior vice president of HP online sales, which encompasses the company’s worldwide portfolio of personal systems and imaging and printing products and services.

Taylor, 45, joins HP effective June 5 after two years at Best Buy, where he was senior vice president of online stores and marketing. He will report to Vyomesh Joshi, executive vice president of the Imaging and Printing Group at HP, which is No. 5 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide to Retail Web Sites.

In this position, Taylor will lead web, catalog and telephone sales businesses to deliver an enhanced and more personal customer experience to people who choose to research and buy PCs and printing systems directly from HP, the company says.

Sam brings expertise and understanding across all areas of direct sales to his new role, which is critical to growing our direct business and providing customers with a world-class buying experience,” said Joshi. “I look forward to working with Sam to build on the strength and momentum of HP’s portfolio.”

Taylor has more than 12 years of experience in retail, e-commerce, direct marketing and international business. Prior to Best Buy, No. 11 in the Internet Retailer Top 500 Guide to Retail Web Sites, he spent more than four years with Lands’ End leading its online and international businesses, and another four years at Disney, including a position as the European regional director of The Disney Catalog and The Disney Store Online.

 

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