Datto founder Austin McChord steps down as CEO

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Datto founder Austin McChord is stepping down as CEO, the company announced Tuesday.

In a release, Datto, a company that specializes in data back-up services that has an office in Rochester, says Chief Operating Officer Tim Weller will take over as the board searches for a new leader.

While stepping away from day-to-day management, McChord, who went to school at RIT, will remain with the company and on its board.

“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,” writes McChord in a statement. “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.”

In May, McChord spoke with Adam Chodak about Datto and his goals for Rochester as part of an Adam Interviews. Click here to see that.

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