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Meet Intel’s 2 newest execs: CFO and GM of client computing

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by Peter Krass on 01/17/2022
Blog Category: advanced-technologies

Intel has brought in the new year by appointing two new senior executives: a new head of client computing and a new chief financial officer.

Intel’s new head of client computing, Michelle Johnston Holthaus, is a company insider. But the new CFO, David Zinsner, was recruited from Micron Technology, where he also held the CFO position.

Meet the two new Intel executives:

David Zinsner, CFO

David Zinsner’s new titles at Intel are executive VP and CFO. Both positions are effective as of today, Jan. 17. Zinsner reports directly to Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger.

David Zinsner

David Zinsner, Intel’s new CFO

Zinsner is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience in tech. He’s held both financial and operational roles in semiconductors and manufacturing.

Prior to working at Micron, Zinsner was president and chief operating officer of Affirmed Networks, which offers cloud-native communications for service providers and is now a unit of Microsoft.

Before that, Zinsner was senior VP of finance at integrated circuit maker Analog Devices, where he helped manage several acquisitions, including Linear Technology. And before that, Zinsner was CFO at Intersil Corp., where he was part of the team that took the company public in 2000.

On the education front, Zinsner has earned an MBA from the Owen School of Management at Vanderbilt University, and a bachelor’s degree in industrial management from Carnegie Mellon.

Zinsner replaces Intel’s previous CFO, George Davis, who previously said he would retire this coming May. Until then, however, Davis plans to remain with Intel in an advisory role, assisting Zinsner in his transition.

Michelle Johnston Holthaus, GM of client computing

Holthaus is now an Intel executive VP and GM of the client computing group. With Intel for 26 years, she was most recently the company’s GM of sales, marketing and communications.

Michelle Johnston Holthaus

Michelle Johnston Holthaus

In her earlier roles at Intel, Holthaus was head of global client computing sales, lead of the Microsoft account team, and manager of channel products. Her first job at Intel, started in 1996, was as program manager of OEM platform solutions.

Holthaus has been recognized by CRN’s Women of the Channel award three times.

Holthaus replaces Gregory “GB” Bryant, Intel's previous GM of client computing who surprised industry watchers by announcing his resignation last week. That was just days after he introduced key products at the CES 2022 conference, including new members of the 12th gen Intel Core processor family. Bryant joined Intel 30 years ago, back in 1992.

Holthaus’s previous role as head of sales, marketing and comms has not yet been filled. Intel says a search for her successor is still underway.


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