Austin McChord

Austin McChord

Founder and CEO, Datto

Austin McChord is the Founder and CEO of Datto. Since Austin started the company in 2007 from a basement in Norwalk, CT Datto has experienced unprecedented growth. Largely self-funded and profitable, the company has grown to more than 800 employees in 9 countries. Datto has also received numerous industry awards, for company growth, product excellence and technical support.

Austin’s vision to bring enterprise grade data protection solutions to small and midsized businesses is the driving force of the company. Today, hundreds of thousands of businesses are protected with Datto technology, delivered exclusively through Managed Service Providers.

Austin is a frequently recognized entrepreneur who was named an Ernst & Young Technology Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 and to the Forbes 30 under 30 in 2015. He has a degree in Bioinformatics from Rochester Institute of Technology, and holds several patents.

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