Sysdig be Nimble, Sysdig be quick…raids HPE for staff hires

Sixteen employee have left the HPE Nimble organisation in just four months, we can reveal.

Thirteen have jumped ship to Sysdig, a well-funded container intelligence startup whose recently-hired CEO is Suresh Vasudevan, the CEO of Nimble at the time of its  acquisition by HPE in  April 2017. A search on LinkedIn for people with Sysdig and Nimble stints in their CVs will reveal them.

Suresh Vasudevan

We found:

  • Naveen Bali, Lead Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in August 2018,
  • Stuart Bridger, Senior Escalations and Support Engineer at Sysdig, joined from HPE Nimble in July 2018,
  • Drew Calderone, Senior Support and Escalations Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in June 2018,
  • Mark Fulton, Senior Technical Account Manager, joined from HPE Nimble in August 2018,
  • Kevin Kauffman, Software Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in September 2018,
  • Alexander Lawrence, Senior System Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in September 2018,
  • Alan Laws, Software Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in September 2018, Eric Linnell, VP Support, Customer Success and Professional Service, joined from HPE Nimble in August 2018,
  • Michael Moody, Enterprise Account Executive, joined from HPE Nimble in August 2018,
  • Donald Patterson, Senior Escalations Engineer, joined from HPE Nimble in June 2018,
  • Andrew Paul, Enterprise Account Exec at Sysdig, joined from HPE Nimble in August 2018,
  • Josh Rechsteiner, Director of Support and Customer Success Operations, joined from Sysdig September 2018,
  • Keegan Riley, SVP w-w Sales at Sysdig, joined from HPE Nimble in May 2018.

The three most recent leavers are:

  • David Nellinger Adamson, InfoSight’s architect and data scientist, 
  • Matt Armstrong, director of engineering at InfoSight,
  • Anupama Kirpekar, VP engineering of InfoSight.

HPE declined to comment on their departures, the timing of which could be linked to the ending of post-merger retention bonus payments. 

We have no reason to suspect that anything is awry in HPE Nimble land – people move all the time and there is a huge cultural difference between startups like Nimble and massive mainstream vendors.  

Other moves

Ulrike Riess has resigned from her Senior PR Manager role at data protection supplier Acronis, and re-joined TechTarget, this time in a Senior Editor role.

Enrico Signoretti, who was a Technology Evangelist and Product Strategist at object storage startup  OpenIO has started a new career life as a research analyst at Gigaom. He was head of Product Strategy at OpenIO from Jan 2017 to April 2018. B&F

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