The 30-year information technology veteran succeeds Bill Veghte, who was promoted to chief operating officer (click over to GovCon Wire for more information).
Kadifa will join the company’s executive council and report directly to CEO Meg Whitman, who said in the release that he brings experience from traditional software companies, service providers and startups.
He will also help the company extend its software offerings in cloud, information and security, she added.
Kadifa, a 30-year information technology veteran, most recently served as operating partner for the value creation team at Silver Lake, a global technology investment firm.
He was responsible for growth and operational improvement for the firm’s large-cap investment fund, covering 24 companies.
He also served in executive positions at both IBM and Corio, gaining experience in sales, business development, consulting management and general management, according to HP.