Steve Herrod

Managing Director, General Catalyst Partners

Steve joined the Datto Board of Directors in 2013. As a Managing Director at General Catalyst Partners, Steve invests in information technology companies of all sizes, helping them to grow and achieve their full potential.

Before joining General Catalyst Partners, Steve was CTO and Sr. VP of R&D at VMware. During his 11 year tenure, Steve helped build a world-class 3,000 person engineering organization that has delivered numerous industry-changing products, leading to more than $4 billion in annual revenue. Steve was named InfoWorld’s CTO of the Year in 2009 and remains a technical advisor to both VMware and EMC. Prior to VMware, Steve co-led the development of a virtual CPU with “Code Morphing” technology at Transmeta Corporation, and also held roles at Silicon Graphics and MIPS Technologies. Outside of work, Steve’s interests include the advancement of children’s education, particularly around science and technology.

Steve holds a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in computer science from Stanford University, and a B.A. with distinction in computer science from the University of Texas, Austin.