Datto Appoints Robert Petrocelli as CTO

Datto Appoints Robert Petrocelli as CTO

By Chris Brunau

Datto, Inc., has announced that Robert Petrocelli has joined its executive management team as chief technology officer (CTO). In this role, Petrocelli will be responsible for communicating the company’s technology vision and aligning strategy with its business goals to ensure the company continues to meet the evolving needs of the MSP market. Datto currently serves more than 500,000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in more than 130 countries through partnerships with more than 15,000 MSPs.

Earlier this year, Datto demonstrated its commitment to investing in its technology offerings by announcing more than 20 new products and enhancements developed to help MSPs address critical IT issues for SMBs. Datto offers business continuity and disaster recovery, networking, business management, and file backup and sync solutions to empower the world’s small and medium-sized businesses to compete and thrive in a myriad of vertical markets across the globe. Petrocelli will oversee and accelerate Datto’s ongoing product development.

Petrocelli has more than 30 years of technology experience, which includes founding two successful businesses in the data storage and information management space. He joins Datto from Oracle, where he served as a senior software architect and directed a geographically distributed team. Prior to Oracle, Petrocelli was the founder and CTO of GreenBytes, a company that provided inline deduplication data storage applications and cloud-scale IO-Offload systems. Oracle purchased GreenBytes in 2014. Petrocelli began his career as co-founder and CEO for Heartlab, a cardiac image and information management company that was purchased by AGFA in 2005. Petrocelli holds a bachelors of science in physics and a masters of science degree in computer science from the University of Rhode Island where he was also an Office of Naval Research Undergraduate Fellow in Physical Oceanography. Petrocelli studied for his doctorate in computer science at Brown University.

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