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Mike Nash

Mike Nash, a former vice president at Amazon.com’s Kindle unit, has made the leap to HP where he’s now working as vice president of product management for consumer PCs and solutions. Nash worked at Amazon.com for three years, and before that spent nearly two decades at Microsoft.

Nash, who joined HP last month, is based in HP’s Bellevue office and reports to Ron Coughlin, senior vice president of consumer PCs and solutions. A spokeswoman for Amazon.com did not respond to requests for comment. Earlier this week, All Things D reported on a number of Amazon executives who have moved on from the company or are taking extended sabbaticals — including  general counsel Michelle Wilson; senior vice president of digital media Steven Kessel; and senior vice president of worldwide operations Marc Onetto.

It looks like Nash is part of that trend.

HP is increasingly taking aim at Amazon’s cloud services offering, launching its HP Converged Cloud last year.

Nash is the latest hire at HP with strong ties to Redmond. Bill Veghte, a former Windows senior vice president, now serves as COO of the computer maker, and some have speculated that he’s possibly in line for the CEO post once Meg Whitman decides to step down. 

Veghte and Nash worked closely together while at Microsoft. In his most recent role at Microsoft, Nash served as corporate vice president of Windows Platform Strategy.

At the time of Nash’s departure for Amazon.com, Mary Jo Foley had noted that he had served as the first product manager for Microsoft’s Windows NT and the corporate vice president of the security technology unit.

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