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Datto appoints former Oracle staffer as new CTO

08 Aug 2019
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Datto has a new chief technology officer, and a reinvigorated goal to improve its offerings for managed service providers and small businesses.

Robert Petrocelli now joins Datto’s ranks as CTO. He will be responsible for communicating the company’s technology vision and aligning strategy with its business goals to ensure the company continues to meet customers’ needs.

Petrocelli previously worked with Oracle as a senior software architect. He was also founder and CTO of GreenBytes, which was acquired by Oracle in 2014. 

“Datto finds its inspiration by exploring new and different approaches to solving the biggest challenges facing both MSPs and SMBs today, and Bob shares that same curiosity and drive. Throughout his career, he has immersed himself in several different technologies and is fuelled by the desire to learn and challenge the status quo,” comments Datto CEO Tim Weller.

“As an engineer by trade, Bob brings a unique balance of technology and business expertise to set a vision that will guide and protect Datto and its partners as the ecosystem matures.”

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.

Commenting on his appointment, Petrocelli says, “When I was seeking my next opportunity, I wanted to be able to apply my technical knowledge along with my entrepreneurial experience to help an organisation and individuals achieve their goals.”

“Datto is an organisation that continuously focuses on both people and improving its product portfolio in an effort to ensure partners are successful. My vision is to lead Datto’s technical team as we continue to innovate, but also lead in data stewardship as the ecosystem grows as we must be more prepared for the technological challenges ahead.”

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.

With global headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, Datto has international offices in the United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Germany, Canada, Australia, China, and Singapore.