Qumulo co-founder Peter Godman quits the company

Peter Godman, a co-founder and CTO of scale-out filer startup Qumulo has quit.

It was confirmed to industry commentator and event organiser Philippe Nicolas by Qumulo CEO Bill Richter.

Richter told us via mail: “I can confirm that after nearly seven years with Qumulo, Pete Godman is moving on. Pete’s a visionary, an inspiration and a good friend. On behalf of the whole team here at Qumulo, I want to thank him and wish him the best on a well deserved break, time with his family and his next adventure.”

Peter Godman

Nicolas points out that Ken Cheney, Qumulo’s VP for Business development, resigned in August and wonders if the two resignations are connected.

Qumulo was started up by then-CEO Godman, Chief Scientist Neil Fachan, and then-CTO Aaron Passey, all ex-Isilon executives,  in 2012. Passey left in 2016, so now there is only one co-founder left.

The company has taken in $233m in funding as it has developed its scale-out, distributed file system product, Qumulo Core, which has notched up sales at marquee accounts such as Dreamworks, and is available with all-flash nodes and supports the Amazon cloud.