Nutanix chief product officer walks

Sunil Potti, Nutanix chief product and development officer, has resigned to go somewhere else.

On top of disappointing Q3 fy19 results due to customers taking up subscriptions faster than anticipated, and such subscriptions having an unexpectedly deeper effect on revenues, Nutanix has lost its product guiding light.

Sunil Potti.

CEO and founder Dheeraj Pandey commented on this in the earnings call: “Sunil Potti, our chief product officer, has decided to leave the company to pursue another opportunity. Sunil joined Nutanix at a critical moment over four years ago, and has shepherded our product organisation through a period of significant growth.

“The last four years have been memorable, and I will miss a leader in him who was fun, collaborative and deeply empathetic. We are grateful to have benefited from his leadership as we’ve grown over the years and we wish him the very best in his future endeavours.”

Potti will leave Nutanix in June. He joined the company from Citrix in January 2015. His destination is unknown but may involve a SaaS company and. Blocks & Files guesses, a CEO position.

Brian Stephens, until recently the CTO of Google Cloud, has joined the Nutanix board.