Gary Matson began working at EMC in October as district manager after joining from Arrow. Now he has left the company after four months to lead Pure Storage’s UK and Ireland (UKI) channel.
His new job is as a sales professional with Distribution, Vendor, SI, and ISV experience working with partners to deliver IT solutions.
Neither Pure Storage nor EMC were immediately available to confirm the move or comment, but Matson updated his LinkedIn profile this week.
For those who came in late, Pure Storage and EMC are rivals and there is much bad blood between them. A number of EMC staff have defected to Pure Storage over the past year or so.
In fact his this time last year, EMC’s former UK boss James Petter cleaned out his desk and headed over to Pure Storage . EMC’s chief marketing officer Jonathan Martin left the company to take on the same job at Pure Storage.
Pure Storage is big on the channel. In a recent 10-Q filing published last month. It promised to continue to invest in the channel programme and boost its global channel network. To be fair, so is Dell and EMC, but it is unclear why EMC is losing its talent to such a smaller outfit.