"The first time I told someone that they're going to be made unemployed, that we could no longe employ them, it was one of the toughest experiences I've ever been through and I remember preparing for it for two days. First of all, if you're delivering bad news you have to prepare for it extremely carefully. You have to think through everything that they're going to say and the possible reaction of the other person. Then you have to be very, very blunt and you have to not dodge and not pull a single punch. " -- Sean Maloney
In Difficult Times
Sean Maloney is executive vice president of Intel Corporation and chief sales and marketing officer. He has been with Intel since 1982.
Maloney began his Intel career in its European headquarters where he spent nine years, first as Intel UK's manager of applications engineering, then as country manager of Intel UK, and director of marketing for Intel Europe.
From 1992 to 1995, Maloney served as technical assistant to the chairman and chief executive of Intel, Dr. Andrew S. Grove.
In 1995, Maloney moved to Hong Kong to manage Intel's sales and marketing activities in Asia Pacific. In 1998 he returned to the United States to become head of Intel's worldwide sales organization. He was promoted to senior vice president in 1999 and executive vice president in 2001. He took over as head of Intel Communications Group (ICG) later that year and became co-manager with David Perlmutter of the Mobility Group in 2004. In July 2006 Maloney was appointed Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.
Mr. Maloney is a member of the board of Autodesk Inc and Clearwire Corporation.