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AMD loses major executive to 3 Minute Mentor

by Steven Mostyn - Dec 23 2011, 16:56

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There’s perhaps nothing worse for business-based balance than having a prominent member of the executive team decide to sully the festive cheer by announcing his decision to leave for pastures new.

It’s therefore fair to assume that chipmaker AMD has struck Nigel Dessau from its corporate Christmas card list after the senior vice president and chief marketing officer revealed that he’s quitting.

At least Dessau isn’t quitting in order to defect to AMD’s core competitor and market leader Intel. Instead he’s actually pursuing a completely new professional direction.

“While I am truly excited by the prospects for AMD, there are projects outside of AMD that offer me compelling opportunities,” he outlined via his official blog.

“As some of you know, one of those projects is the website The 3 Minute Mentor,” he added. “I have been planning a book based on the website for some time.”

According to Dessau, he will be remaining with AMD to assist marketing organization transitions during the 2012 planning cycle. After that “I will put on my shades and head off into the Texas sun.”

Before joining AMD in April of 2008, Dessau worked as vice president of storage marketing and business operations for Sun Microsystems. Prior to that he served as chief marketing officer at StorageTek—which was acquired by Sun in 2005.

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