Former Dell CEO Rollins Lands at TPG Capital
Kevin Rollins, who left Dell in January, will advise the private investment group TPG Capital on technology.Former Dell CEO Kevin Rollins, who left the company earlier this year as Michael Dell returned to the helm of his namesake company, has signed on as a senior advisor to a private investment firm. TPG Capital, which is based in Fort Worth, Texas, announced Aug. 1 that Rollins, 54, would join the firm as a senior advisor and would focus on technology as well as the consumer, commercial and services sectors, according to a company statement.
Rollins worked for Dell for 11 years and was Michaels Dells handpicked successor when he left the companys day-to-day operations in 2004. In January, as Dell began losing its PC market share to rival Hewlett-Packard, Rollins resigned and Michael Dell returned to his role as CEO. At the same time, the companys finances have come under scrutiny by the U.S. Securities Exchange Commission and Dell has begun an internal review of its accounting practices.