My departure from HashiCorp is something I’ve been thinking about and planning for a long time. Ever since founding HashiCorp, I’ve felt it’s important to build a company where I’m not required for day-to-day operations and where other leaders can carry the torch over time. I have been very intentional about this as time went on: stepping down from being CEO in 2016, iterating over time on a culture of leadership autonomy that didn’t require my involvement to make decisions, and finally departing the leadership team and board of directors in 2021. Since then, I’ve had the pleasure of working where I’m happiest – as a full-time, hands-on engineer.

Source: Mitchell reflects as he departs HashiCorp

Something to respect in this decision.