Chris Trevitt, HPE's South Pacific SMB and channel director, and Nicholas Lambrou, South Pacific partner manager, have left the company effective today, according to an internal memo sent to partners.
Partners were this morning informed of the shock departure, with an assurance from HPE that there would be no changes to the company strategy.
While the company searches for a replacement, Pat Devlin, South Pacific manager, distribution and SMB and Kachmi Reynaldo, South Pacific manager of channel strategy and operations will lead the business. They will report to HPE South Pacific managing director Stephen Bovis.
Trevitt confirmed to CRN that he had departed today. "I really enjoyed my time at HPE. They have the right strategy, they have good leadership. I had a task to rebuild their indirect business and I think I have achieved that.
"So for me, having achieved that, it's 'what next'. I have figured out I am a builder – I like transforming businesses," Trevitt added.
Trevitt has been with HPE for less than 18 months, having joined from EMC in March 2016.
He had come onboard to replace former channel chief Kaaren Lewis, who is now at Commvault. After Lewis' departure in February, Lambrou had stepped in as interim channel leader and had even been touted as possible replacement before Trevitt's appointment.
Management changes at HPE have also included the exit of of Australian boss Alan Hyde in November 2016 and the appointment of Steven Bovis to the top job.