Kaseya Names New CFO and Executive VP
Kaseya, which specializes in IT automation software, has made two updates to its executive ranks. The company has named Anne Huemme CFO and Monica Hoppe executive VP, global human resources. In a prepared statement, Kaseya CEO Gerald Blackie said the moves are designed to help Kaseya scale globally.
I’ve yet to speak with Kaseya directly (I’m reaching out to them now). But here are some quick perspectives. Updated, 10:53 a.m. eastern, Dec. 1: I’ve just received some additional insights from Gerald Blackie. Find them here. Blackie’s comments address some of the speculation I raised below.
Huemme has more than 25 years of financial management experience, and 15 years of experience as CFO. She previously was CFO at WebLayers, and she also was CFO of at least two technology companies that were acquired. I believe Coleman White previously was Kaseya’s CFO, though I don’t know his current status with the company.
Meanwhile, Hoppe was previously outside counsel for Kaseya and now has joined Kaseya to oversee the company’s HR processes, benefits and compensation, legal compliance, diversity initiatives, and talent acquisition.
In recent months, some readers have suggested to me that Kaseya may be looking to raise money, and those sources suggest Kaseya has been approached by at least one potential suitor in the past year.
Now, some pundits may speculate that Huemme and Hoppe could help Kaseya to better position the company for a financial event… However, Blackie told MSPmentor earlier this year that Kaseya had no need to raise money and was not looking to sell the company, nor were there any plans for an IPO. The company, Blackie noted, was self funded, debt free and self sufficient. Blackie made the statements to me during the Kaseya Connect User Conference.
I’ll be back with updates if any additional details emerge. Blackie reiterated those views to me a few minutes ago.