Following the acquisition of VoodooPC by HP in 2006, its founder Rahul Sood was appointed as CTO of HP's gaming business, but today Sood announced his departure. The exact reason why he's leaving HP is unknown, he cryptically describes it as "we merged, we invented, we kicked ass, and we had fun, but then things got a little complicated." You can read Sood's full blog post over here.
It is with mixed emotions that I have decided to resign from my position as the CTO of Global Gaming for Hewlett-Packard, my last day will be December 1 2010. I’ve struggled with this decision for many months. I have effectively been employed with one job for 20+ years (voodoo+hp) so it is the most difficult move that I have ever made in my life.
I experienced some of the best moments and some of the most challenging moments of my career at HP. It has been an incredible opportunity.
Leaving behind the Voodoo brand is not easy, not because I tattooed the logo on my leg, but because it’s my baby, I started it right out of high school. Over the years with the help of an incredibly talented team we built a company with soul and culture that’s hard to describe, and difficult to replicate. The Voodoo brand became weaved into the fabric of our lives.