KASEYA CEO FRED VOCCOLA AT TOWN HALL MEETING LOST DANGER OF DATTO STAFF
Kaseya CEO Fred Voccola relishes his image as a brutish director who speaks his mind, public clashes with competitors, and frequently uses language that some companies find offensive in the C-suite.

Those trends caught the eye of some in the public when Voccola held a town hall meeting earlier this month to welcome Datto employees to the crowd following the purchase of former rival Kasey.

During the two-hour meeting, the recording of which was shared with 2,400 future Datto employees and viewed by CRN, Voccola compared the former Datto executive to a “kid,” angry at repeated questions about benefits and repeated assurances to those who see, “I’m not a jerk.”

He also outlined Kasey’s policy of avoiding public opinion on issues of political and social justice, a philosophy different from that of Datta.

“Of all the things people want in a business, the first thing is culture,” said a Datto employee who now works at Kaseya, asking not to be identified for fear of retaliation. “They want to keep it. Kaseya tried to push it as far as possible. ”

Voccola spoke to CRN last week about the town hall meeting and how staff viewed him.