Storage Chief Sunil Brid leaves HPE India

The country manager for HPE Storage who kick started Nimble Storage business in India (before HPE acquired it) has quit. 

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Sunil Brid has put in his papers at Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

According to industry reports, the country manager for HPE Storage Business in India Sunil has left the tech giant. 

Sunil was appointed to lead HPE India’s Storage business in November 2017, after the successful integration of Nimble Storage into HPE (HPE acquired Nimble in 2017). 

This comes across as a sudden exit of HPE Storage’s country manager within a year of appointment of leadership role. 

IDG contacted HPE India for their official response on this executive movement. 

Our storage business continues to perform extremely well in India and HPE remains confident in the strength of our position in this important market. However, as a matter of company policy, we do not comment on internal employee affairs.

The Official Statement from HPE India

“Our storage business continues to perform extremely well in India and HPE remains confident in the strength of our position in this important market. However, as a matter of company policy, we do not comment on internal employee affairs,” said the official statement from HPE exclusively with IDG India.

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With over 28 years of experience in technology industry, Brid has helped MNC's establish base in India, grow sales and increase their market share through his leadership roles at Nimble, Isilon, NetApp, Silicon Graphics and Intergraph- Rolta.

As country manager at Nimble Storage for India and SAARC since 2014, Brid has been instrumental to spearhead sales and operations for Nimble. With HPE acquiring Nimble in 2017, he was appointed country head for the entire HPE storage portfolio.

HPE Storage business across enterprise accounts and SMBs in India through a wide network of channel partners was led by Sunil. 

In his 28 years career, Brid has led successful roles in storage domain for over fifteen years with HPE, Nimble Storage (part of HPE), Isilon (part of EMC) and NetApp since 2003 in India besides HPC, Graphics and Media for tech companies.

Sunil Brid has led successful senior roles in storage domain for over fifteen years with HPE, Nimble Storage (part of HPE), Isilon (part of EMC) and NetApp since 2003 in India besides HPC, Graphics and Media for tech companies in his twenty-eight year career.

The exit of Brid is unlikely to have major impact on HPE Storage business across the company’s channel partners and customers in India.
Our storage business continues to perform extremely well in India and HPE remains confident in the strength of our position in this important market, said the company’s official statement.

It is uncertain on who will replace Brid as the new chief for HPE storage business in India. Brid in the past has set up profitable business for startup companies like Isilon and Nimble Storage by establishing offices, hiring people, strategizing for sales growth and building channel ecosystem for these (then) startup companies. 

After his exit from HPE India, Sunil is reported to set up India business for another technology start up.