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This just in from our Chief SATA Officer: Tintri trio takes off to mystery startup
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Hybrid storage array startup Tintri has lost three executives in one fell swoop to another upstart. The trio of leavers are:
- Edward Lee, who has been an architect at Tintri since Jan 2010 from being technical director and a principal systems analyst at Data Domain.
- Pratik Wadher, who was executive veep for engineering and global support, having joined in November 2009 from Data Domain where he was VP for engineering.
- Saradhi Sreegiriraju, vice-prez for product management and technical marketing since September 2011, having joined from SanDisk. Prior to that he was, wait for it, at Data Domain.
Tintri's CTO and cofounder Kieran Harty said these things happen in Silicon Valley, adding that the exiting execs are three good guys: "We wish them well. There was a cordial send-off with no ill will. We're sorry to see them leave."
The identity of the startup the three chaps are heading to is not known. In another exec move, Tintri has hired Mike McGuire as its trendily named Chief Sales Officer.
(We kid you not, but Tintri's HR boss Camellia Ngo is called its Chief People Officer. Where's this spreading CxO title trend going to end? And for your information, this story is being written by The Register's Chief Storage Officer, will be edited by the Chief Proofreading Officer, and approved for publication by the Chief Risk Officer.)
McGuire, joining from Dell where he was a veep in sales, will be Tintri's worldwide sales leader. Tom Ellery, previously senior vice-president for worldwide sales, has moved to a veep of North America sales position at his request. We understand the global travel burden had become overwhelming. Ellery joined Tintri from Brocade in June 2013.
Tintri has a strong roadmap, and we may hear more about that in a few weeks. ®