NORWALK, CT – FEBRUARY 24, 2014 — / — Datto, one of the leading vendors in hybrid cloud backup, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions, announced today that Rob Rae, Vice President of Business Development has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs.  This prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the entire IT Industry.

CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support for the importance of IT channel sales.

As a relentless advocate for the IT community, Rae has led the channel-only Datto to greater heights in the short six months he’s been with the Company.  Under his guidance, the training, marketing and business development departments are flourishing with comprehensive resources for internal use and Partner development. Rae has successfully restructured and implemented a more user friendly and manageable, yet extensive Datto Partner Plus Program, a beneficial tool for Datto’s 5,000+ global Partners. He also helped Datto launch its first Partner Conference in 2013, with more than 250 Partners in attendance.  His favorite part of being in the Channel, however, is connecting face-to-face with Partners, whether he’s known them for 20 years or 20 minutes.

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations. The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry.  We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success,” said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company.

“It’s an incredible privilege to be selected as a CRN Channel Chief,” stated Rae.  “The Channel Company is a premiere organization and leading voice in the channel connecting all aspects of the information technology market.”

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at

About Datto
Datto Inc. is international, award-winning vendor of backup, disaster recovery (BDR) and intelligent business continuity (IBC) solutions, providing best-in-class technology and support to its 5,000+ channel Partners throughout North America and Europe. Datto is the only hybrid-cloud BDR/IBC vendor that provides instant on and off-site virtualization and screenshot backup verification, achieved through its Inverse Chain Technology™. The Datto product line addresses the specific needs of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and serves a wide range of vertical markets including: healthcare, financial, education, banking, legal, manufacturing, retail, and municipal.  Datto is a channel only provider. To learn more about Datto, visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our Blog.

About The Channel Company
The Channel Company is the channel community’s trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED, and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at

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Source: Datto