Kaseya-Datto Shocker: Rob Rae Has Left The Building

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CJ Fairfield

Passionate MSP advocate and long-time Datto channel chief Rob Rae has left his position at Kaseya, sources told CRN.

Rob Rae

Rob Rae, a passionate advocate for MSPs and the long-time face of the Datto channel, has left his position at Kaseya, sources told CRN.

Two sources, one current Kaseya employee and one person close to the company, told CRN that Rae has left. Rae’s LinkedIn page also indicates that his nine-year stint as senior vice president of business development at Datto, where he acted as the company’s channel chief, ended in October.

“He’s the second most recognizable name at Datto besides [founder and former CEO] Austin McChord,” said the Kaseya employee, who asked not to be identified for fear of repercussions. “I’m really surprised they couldn’t keep him.”

Miami-based Kaseya did not provide a comment to CRN as of press time. Rae did not respond to requests for comment.

Word of Rae’s departure caught some solution providers off guard, in part because of assurances offered by Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola that Rae would be staying.

“Rob Rae is going to continue as the senior vice president of business development for Datto. Rob Rae is sticking around,” Voccola said in an interview with CRN on June 23 when Kaseya’s acquisition of Datto closed. “Rob’s awesome. We love Rob. I tried to hire Rob for the last six years, so we got Rob finally. It took us buying Datto to get Rob Rae to be an employee.”

This is a developing story, which CRN is continuing to report.

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CJ Fairfield

CJ Fairfield is an associate editor at CRN covering solution providers, MSPs and distributors. Prior to joining CRN, she worked at daily newspapers, including The Press of Atlantic City in New Jersey and The Frederick News-Post in Maryland. She can be reached at cfairfield@thechannelcompany.com.


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