Former Kaseya CEO Gerald Blackie's Exit Email

Insight Venture Partners has acquired Kaseya. Here is exiting CEO Gerald Blackie's email about the deal to Kaseya staff and employees.

Joe Panettieri, Former Editorial Director

June 24, 2013

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Former Kaseya CEO Gerald Blackie describes the Insight Venture Partners deal to Kaseya employees
Former Kaseya CEO Gerald Blackie describes the Insight Venture Partners deal to Kaseya employees.

Insight Venture Partners has acquired Kaseya and named Yogesh Gupta as its CEO, succeeding Gerald Blackie. In describing the deal, Blackie sent the following email to Kaseya employees today, thanking the team for their hard work.

The email from Blackie to team members stated:

Mark and Paul started the Kaseya tale way back in 2000 as their life’s work. Since I joined forces with them in 2003, we’ve had the pleasure and honor to grow Kaseya into the global market leader in IT management software. Kaseya v.2013 has truly been a collaborative effort with distinct contributions from every member of the Kaseya family. We have enjoyed working with each and everyone one of you; we cherish the deep and lasting friendships we’ve built; and we appreciate the hard work you’ve all put forth. So it’s with a mixture of joy and sadness that we announce that we’ve sold our ownership interest in Kaseya to Kaseya Luxembourg Holdings S.C.A., an affiliate of Insight Venture Management, LLC

While Mark, Paul, Tim and I will not be directly involved with Kaseya moving forward, we do know that Kaseya is being put in the best of hands. We would not have done the deal unless we had the utmost confidence in our successors. Yogesh Gupta is Kaseya’s new CEO and you will soon see that in addition to his impeccable credentials, he is a great guy and a great leader. The mission for Insight and Yogesh is to take the foundation that we’ve all built and continue to move it forward, on to even greater growth and success. They have a proven track record and see great opportunity in our technology and people, so we felt the time was right to make this transition in the best interests of the founders and all of our dedicated colleagues. Obviously, more information will follow over the next few days, but in the meantime please stay focused and close the quarter in standard killer Kaseya fashion. We have been and will continue to work closely with Yogesh to ensure a smooth transition.

We’re guessing that this may surprise some of you as we are still adjusting to the change ourselves, even though we knew this transition would someday come. While we begin the uncertain process of creating new lives without Kaseya as our sole obsession, we are certain that we will continue to have all of you as our trusted friends so look forward to keeping touch.

We can honestly say this has been the best ride of our lives, terrifying at times, but always exhilarating and fulfilling. We will be anxiously watching from the sidelines and rooting for Kaseya as you all continue the journey and take Kaseya to the next level(s).

A heartfelt thank you to everyone and the very best of luck.

Stay tuned to MSPmentor for additional details about the deal. 

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Joe Panettieri

Former Editorial Director, Nine Lives Media, a division of Penton Media

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