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Two HP execs to hit the road soon

Todd Bradley and Dave Donatelli are two high-profile, hard-charging HP execs who’ve been a lot less visible lately. Now Reuters reports that they’re on their way out altogether.

Per Reuters, which cites unidentified sources:

“Bradley is expected to leave HP at the end of February, with about $12 million in hand as part of the vesting agreement, the sources said. Donatelli is expected to remain with HP until March, receiving $8 million to $10 million, the sources said.”

Donatelli (pictured above) raised a ruckus when he left EMC for HP in 2009. EMC sued over the move and he was unable to work on HP storage for a period of time.

Last August he was reassigned and HP COO Bill Veghte stepped into his role heading up HP’s Enterprise group. Bradley once headed up HP’s huge PC business but was also reassigned last summer by CEO Meg Whitman.

Wells Fargo analyst Maynard Um did not seem concerned. In a research note, he wrote:

“We believe these departures are somewhat anticipated given CEO Meg Whitman had re-assigned the two executives last year. Todd Bradley was asked to focus on improving the company’s China business and Dave Donatelli was in charge of identifying early-stage startup technologies. “