January 27, 2014
Brendan Cosgrove, Kaseya‘s director of global social media and community, has exited the company. It’s the latest in a growing list of executive and community leader changes at Kaseya and across the MSP software community. So what’s the bigger story here?
I think we’re seeing three trends converge at once. My personal opinion:
MSP community leaders, after five or more years burning the midnight oil in their current posts, are looking for new or different industry opportunities.
Recent M&A activity across the market — including Kaseya, Level Platforms, N-able and others — has forced many community leaders to re-think their own career paths.
Among the recent changes:
Cosgrove has exited Kaseya, according to his LinkedIn profile. He’s now advising Drumbi, a communications provider that allows businesses to work more closely with their customers. Cosgrove deserves major credit for over-communicating with MSPs when an investment group acquired Kaseya in mid-2013.
Former ConnectWise Director of Community Jeannine Edwards is now focused on an ISV partner push. Amy Hodge, a ConnectWise veteran herself, has taken over Edwards’ community responsibilities.
Instead of slowing down, I suspect the community leadership changes will accelerate…
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