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Irving Rothman Leads Dean's Executive Leadership Series

On Tuesday, Sept. 29, Irving Rothman, president and CEO of Hewlett-Packard Financial Services, will lead the Dean's Executive Leadership Series presented by the Graziadio School of Business and Management. The event will begin at 5:30 PM at the Center Club in Costa Mesa, California.

Rothman leads HP Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hewlett-Packard Company. Mr. Rothman is responsible for the worldwide delivery of customized leasing, financing and financial asset management solutions that simplify customers' IT lifecycle management and reduce their total cost of ownership. HP Financial Services supports all customer needs, from the largest corporate accounts to small and mid-sized businesses. The company is headquartered in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, with regional headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and Sydney, Australia. HP Financial Services has 1,100 employees worldwide and does business in more than 40 countries. It is the second largest captive IT leasing company in the world with revenue of more than $3 billion in fiscal year 2011. Prior to joining HP, Mr. Rothman was President and CEO of Compaq Financial Services Corporation (CFS). He led CFS from its founding in 1997, growing the business to greater than $3.7 billion in total assets prior to the HP-Compaq merger. 

With 40 years in the leasing industry, Rothman held leadership positions with U.S. Leasing International and Thomson McKinnon Securities before joining AT&T in 1985. As a group president of AT&T Capital Corporation, he helped build an organization that ultimately grew to be the second largest leasing company in the country. Mr. Rothman is the author of a book entitled "Out-Executing the Competition: Building and Growing a Financial Services Company in Any Economy," published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. He attended Rutgers University and earned an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University. Rothman is engaged with Room to Read, a non-profit organization based in San Francisco.

For more information and to register for this event, visit the Dean's Executive Leadership Series website.