Trigence appoints former Softricity executive as COO

For the second time in less than a month the application virtualization startup Trigence steals a Softricity executive to Microsoft, after company acquisition. First time Trigence gained its Vice President of US Sales.

Quoting from the Trigence official announcement:

Trigence, the leader in virtualization at the application level, today announced that it has appointed John Hamilton as its Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Prior to joining Trigence, Hamilton was at Softricity, Inc. (recently acquired by Microsoft) where he was Vice President, Worldwide Sales, responsible for national and international sales, channels and customer technical services…

Microsoft strategy about SoftGrid is still vague after nine months since acquisition, without a solid product re-branding or marketing push. Is this the reason of these leavings?