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Agami Comes Clean

More upheaval at enigmatic NAS startup Agami Systems, with the vendor introducing a new CEO today, just a week after CFO Dean Seniff parted company with the firm. (See Agami Appoints Prez, CEO.)

Agami has certainly been putting out plenty of mixed messages lately. Yesterday the firm told Byte and Switch that Seniff was the vendor's only major personnel change "at this point in time," only to promote chief technologist David Stiles to CEO less than 24 hours later. (See Agami Sorts Cash Issues.)

Former Redback Networks and Nexgen Microsystems exec Stiles takes the Agami reins from founding CEO Kumar Sreekanti. "The feeling among all of us -- Kumar, myself, and the board -- was that it was time to move on to a new leader," says Stiles, adding that Sreekanti himself initiated this process.

The outgoing CEO is staying with the company in a full-time role and will also remain chairman of the board. "We have to work out an appropriate role for him within the company, probably on the technology side," says Stiles.

Agami also shined some light on Seniff's departure today. Initially, the vendor had said that the CFO left of his own accord, although Stiles described a different course of events to Byte and Switch. "Dean was requested to leave by me, he agreed to that, and resigned," he says, although would not reveal the reasons behind this.

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