Datto Appoints Microsoft, Red Hat Vet to Chief Product Officer

On Thursday, Datto kicked off the first-ever Datto MSP Technology Day.

Edward Gately, Senior News Editor

June 25, 2020

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Datto has hired Radhesh Menon, previously with Red Hat and Microsoft, as its new chief product officer.


Datto’s Radhesh Menon

As chief product officer, Menon will oversee global product strategy to develop offerings that support MSPs and the SMBs they serve. He will work closely with Datto’s senior executive team and board of directors.

Menon and Bob Petrocelli, Datto’s CTO, on Thursday kicked off the first-ever Datto MSP Technology Day, an event dedicated to the tools and technologies to make MSPs successful. The event drew over 4,800 registrations, more than any Datto event in history.

“The global pandemic brings increased urgency to remote work and the shift to the cloud,” Menon said. “Datto RMM’s exclusive cloud-managed focus makes this an exciting time for us. I’m excited to join Datto and kick off a signature Datto technology event, where the company brings the MSP community together to share and learn how partners are driving growth in this new normal. RMM has a key role to play.”

Previous Leadership Roles

Most recently, Radhesh served as CMO at Robin.io. Prior to that, he served as general manager at Red Hat. There, he bootstrapped the OpenStack business and established it as the market leader in open cloud infrastructure.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he was with Microsoft. There, he held various leadership roles across Azure, Windows Server, Exchange Server, and Windows desktop products and technologies.


Datto’s Tim Weller

“This is a critical time for MSPs to reassert their value in a changing landscape, and Datto is committed to delivering the best product road map in the industry,” said Tim Weller, Datto’s CEO. “Across a competitive field of top candidates, Radhesh aligned with the Datto vision of easy-to-use, MSP-centric products that integrate well with each other and support an open ecosystem. With his deep enterprise-grade product background, relevant Microsoft and open source experience, and startup mindset, he will bring fresh perspectives in leading our product team.”

Datto’s new RMM 8.4.0 release includes advanced integrations with Datto Continuity and Autotask PSA. It helps streamline business operations and enables rapid recovery of client data. These enhanced integrations allow MSPs to configure, back up and restore servers directly from the Datto RMM console.

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About the Author(s)

Edward Gately

Senior News Editor, Channel Futures

As news editor, Edward Gately covers cybersecurity, new channel programs and program changes, M&A and other IT channel trends. Prior to Informa, he spent 26 years as a newspaper journalist in Texas, Louisiana and Arizona.

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