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Director of Channel Development
Eric Torres joined Datto, Inc. in March of 2015. Prior to joining, he ran the Datto sales, operations, and business practices for a successful 65 person managed service provider out of Milwaukee, WI. There, he was a member of the Datto Advisory Board and had given peer to peer presentations at several industry events, sharing his knowledge and expertise on business continuity. Once named to CRN Magazine’s “100 People You Don’t Know, But Should” list, and a recent promotion to Director of Channel Development, Eric brings his passion for business continuity and the managed service provider community to this role, and focuses on supporting the Datto Partner Community in growing their business.
Channel Development Manager
Jason comes to Datto from GeekSquad where he managed their services and sales teams. Beginning as a Tier 2 technician in Datto's industry renowned Tech Support Department, Jason had a desire to help partners better understand the technology and be an aid in the sales process. Jason now travels to roadshows and channel industry events as a technical resource for Datto partners and prospective partners.
Regional Director of Sales
Eric Smith is an account manager at Auvik Networks. He has a decade of B2B sales experience, including three years as a top sales rep at an MSP where he specialized in converting break-fix clients to managed services. Eric also spent five years in the RMM and cybersecurity fields selling to MSPs and teaching them how to build recurring revenue streams. He continues to leverage this expertise at Auvik, where he helps MSP partners grow efficiently.
Colorado Computer Support
Blake and his wife Christie founded Colorado Computer Support (CCS) in 2001. CCS iscomprised of an extraordinary team of IT Professionals that enable small and medium-sized businesses to focus on their business functions rather than IT issues.As CEO, he also serves as a CIO (Chief Information Officer) for many of his clients. Their clients represent diverse fields, to include veterinary care, education, manufacturing and many other verticals. Blake has always had a passion for technology. His journey in technology started almost 40 years ago as a teenager when he and his father built a Heathkit 25” console television together. In 1988, Blake received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a Medical Service Corps Officer. He served for eleven years from the Middle East to Alaska in healthcare administration and systems (IT) administration.When Blake left the Army, he knew he wanted to pursue a career in informationtechnology. In 1999, he worked as the IT director in a mobile technology softwarecompany. The company he joined rapidly grew from 30 to 150 employees in two yearsand eventually folded with only five after the dot-com bust. The downturn allowed Blaketo stay on part-time which gave him the time and opportunity to venture out and work asan independent IT Consultant. It was during this time that he started ColoradoComputer Support. In the beginning CCS was run by Blake and his wife but they quicklygrew their client base by providing great customer service in addition to superb ITsupport.As with any small business, CCS experienced growing pains. They were providingreactive, hourly IT services but Blake’s vision was for CCS to become a ManagedServices Provider (MSP) that delivered proactive technology services, keeping acompany’s technology up and running 24 x 7.Today, after some help from an MSP Marketing and Coaching Service (Ulistic) andbusiness coaching from Maui Mastermind, CCS has grown into a successful businesswith over 35 employees.Colorado Computer Support has been recognized multiple years from MSPmentor 501,The Channel Company and the last three years made the INC 5000 fastest-growingprivate firms in America list.According to Blake, The Inc. 5000 and other awards are important:
“To be an award winner, you must keep growing and excel in your industry. To do this,your clients must trust you. One of the main reasons we've achieved this recognition isbecause we act as a trusted IT Partner for our clients. This is part of maturing as anexpert and professional Managed Service Provider. The Inc. 5000 Award is a reflectionof this accomplishment.”Blake knows that choosing the right vendors is also key to their success and growth.Today, they represent a chosen few and provide expertise in their solutions. Theirclients appreciate this proficiency and know they’re in good hands and will always havethe expert service they require from Colorado Computer Support.Outside of work, Blake loves to spend time with his wife and two daughters. He and hiswife golf, scuba dive, and participate in trail races together. They’ve been married for 29years and still love hanging out together.For more information about Blake or Colorado Computer Support call 719-238-1691 or email firstname.lastname@example.org