Datto Founder Austin McChord Steps Aside as CEO

October 23, 2018

President and COO Tim Weller to Assume Responsibilities; Executive Search Underway

Norwalk, Conn. – October 23, 2018 – Datto, Inc., today announced that its founder Austin McChord will step aside as CEO of the company. Tim Weller, Datto President and COO will lead Datto’s strategic and daily operations while an executive search is completed.

McChord will step away from the day-to-day management of the business, but will remain a member of the board of directors and a major shareholder of Datto. In this capacity, McChord will continue to be actively involved with the company.

“I founded Datto 11 years ago in a basement. What started out as an entrepreneurial dream, has grown into a team of 1,400 employees serving more than 14,000 Managed Service Providers with reach in 132 countries,” said McChord. “I’m proud of the company we have built and our commitment to the MSPs we serve. Datto is positioned better than ever to continue serving partners and growing.”

Datto empowers small and medium sized businesses with the best in enterprise-level technology. The company equips the Managed Service Providers (MSPs) who serve these businesses with products, tools and knowledge to allow every customer to succeed. Datto is now the world’s leading provider of MSP delivered IT solutions.

“Austin has built a truly special company that is poised for tremendous growth,” said Nadeem Syed, Operating Principal at Vista Equity Partners. “While it is always difficult when a founder moves on from a company he built, we are truly grateful for what Austin has created. We look forward to working with him in his capacity as a board member and advisor as we move into this next phase.”

“This move is part of a natural evolution for the company and for me. Datto was my first passion, and I’m looking forward to focusing my efforts on providing strategic counsel and support now that the company is in a market-leading position. I will also take part in the executive search for the right CEO as my successor,” McChord continued.

Austin’s legacy provides a sound foundation for Datto today and sets high ambitions for our future,” said Tim Weller, President and COO of Datto. “Datto’s opportunity is not just to lead the industry but to redefine it. Our mission has always been to help our partners solve high-priority technical problems and to make complex IT simple. I look forward to working with the board and Austin as we enter this next phase of growth and opportunity for our company.”

MSP partners can see McChord live next week at DattoCon18 Barcelona, where he will deliver the keynote address to more than 450 attendees representing partners in 20 countries.

About Datto

At Datto, our mission is to empower the world’s small and medium-sized businesses with the best in enterprise-level technology. We do it by equipping our unique community of Managed Service Provider partners with the right products, tools and knowledge to allow each and every customer to succeed. It’s an approach that’s made us the world’s leading provider of MSP delivered IT solutions. Datto is headquartered in Norwalk, CT, with offices worldwide.

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