Datto hires EMEA MD & global sales chief

Datto has appointed Mark Simon as the MD for the EMEA region which is populated by an additional 1,600 MSP partners recruited in the last 15 months.  

Simon joins with 20 years of international experience, including 14 years at Toluna, a technology provider of digital consumer insights, where he held various leadership roles including MD, North America, MD UK and Global Head of Products.

Datto also named Sanjay Singh as Chief Sales Officer. Singh brings more than 20 years of operational and general management experience and is focused on growing the business across the globe. 

Prior to joining Datto he was Chief Operating Officer at Unbxd, a product-discovery platform that uses AI to anticipate and influence buying behaviors. 

Singh also worked for Akamai Technologies for 18 years, most recently as Senior President of Global Operations and previously held roles in sales, services and support.

"We see promising growth for our partners and we anticipate that our new executive leaders will help shape and deliver on Datto's vision to meet those market demands," said Tim Weller, CEO at Datto.

Gartner predicts that the overall external IT spend of SMBs will reach $1.1tn by 2020 and that SMBs invest a higher proportion of IT spend on external IT solutions and services than large enterprises. 

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