Kaseya Names Voccola as New CEO
Two years after joining Kaseya as CEO as part of an investment by Insight Venture Partners, Yogesh Gupta will become chairman of the board and the MSP-focused IT management cloud company is pulling in Fred Voccola as CEO.
"I am thrilled to be able to bring Fred onboard as our new CEO," Gupta said in a statement released this morning. "His outstanding track record of driving transformational growth for high-velocity software businesses and investing in the success of his customers is second to none."
In introducing Voccola, Kaseya emphasized three times that he has led a company through rapid growth, followed by a sale. The cases are:
- Nolio Inc.: As president of the DevOps SaaS company, Voccola drove 100 percent year-over-year growth and oversaw a sale of the business to Computer Associates.
- Trust Technology Corp.: As president and CEO, Voccola led the business to $28 million in revenues in three years and sold the company to FGI Global.
- Identify Software: As co-founder and COO, Voccola helped Identify grow from $1 million to $60 million in revenues over five years and participated in the sale to BMC Software.
Voccola was most recently president and general manager of the Brand Networks Division at Yodle. His resume also includes a stint at BMC as vice president of Worldwide Sales and Services after the Identify Software sale, as well as management and executive roles at Intira and Prism Solutions.
"The opportunity at Kaseya is tremendous," Voccola said in a statement. "The organization, team and products that Yogesh and the rest of the company have built are nothing short of world-class. I couldn't be more excited to have the opportunity to come in at this juncture in Kaseya's development to help our customers reach new heights and lead the next phase of hyper growth for the company."
In his two years as CEO at Kaseya, Gupta oversaw the integration of four acquisitions of companies or business units, including Scorpion Software, RoverApps, 365 Command and Zyrion. Those acquisitions added identity and access management, bring your own device (BYOD) management, cloud application administration and cloud monitoring and management, respectively, to Kaseya's products.
Gupta also refocused the company on cloud platforms and managed a transition to a faster and more reliable pace of product updates -- first to a three-releases-a-year schedule and then, since April, to an agile delivery schedule.
Posted by Scott Bekker on July 07, 2015 at 10:26 AM