Barsamian told CRN exclusively that her original plan was to help with the transition that occurred as HPE's software business merged last year with Micro Focus, and that her May move to join the Box board of directors is only the first of other similar moves going forward.
Sue Barsamian, a seasoned channel executive with years of experience from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Micro Focus, is leaving the executive world behind for a new focus on working with multiple companies as a board member.
Barsamian, currently executive vice president and chief sales and marketing officer at Newbury, U.K.-based enterprise software developer Micro Focus, on Tuesday confirmed her plans to leave the company on August 1 as part of a planned transition.
Micro Focus and HPE in September completed the merger of their software businesses in an $8.8-billion deal. Prior to that merger, Barsamian spent 11 years at HPE and its former parent company Hewlett-Packard, and left HPE as chief sales and marketing officer for that company's software business.
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Barsamian told CRN exclusively that her objective was to smoothly transition the software business through the integration of HPE Software and Micro Focus.
"I planned to stay through the transition, and then move to the next phase of my career from a focus on operating executive roles to corporate board......