PHOENIX — Feb. 21, 2023 — Fred Voccola, CEO of Kaseya, has been named one of two Channel Influencers of the Year for 2023 by Channel Futures. He shares the honor with Craig Patterson, senior vice president of global channels at Aryaka Networks.
Voccola was honored for his impact on the channel, primarily his role in Kaseya’s spectacular $6.2 billion buyout of Datto.
The Channel Influencer Awards recognize individuals from all facets of the IT and telecommunications channel for their dedication and contributions to the channel.
Since he joined Kaseya as CEO in 2015, Voccola has grown Kaseya’s global brand and helped build a tech ecosystem in South Florida. In the last year, Voccola successfully acquired and integrated Connecticut software company, Datto, into Kaseya’s family of products, doubling the company’s workforce. Through university partnerships and an upcoming remote IT and security management course that seeks to fill the tech talent shortage, he continues to strengthen Miami’s emergence as a tech hub.
Prior to joining Kaseya, Voccola served as president and general manager of Yodle’s Brand Networks Division, providing digital and market automation solutions to small and medium businesses. In 2016, Yodle successfully was sold to Web.com (NASDAQ: Web). Prior to that, Voccola was president of Nolio, Inc., a devops SaaS company, where he drove 100% year-over-year growth and successfully sold the business to CA Technologies. Voccola also co-founded and served as president and CEO of Trust Technology Corp., where he drove significant growth over three years prior to the company’s sale to FGI Global.
“Our Channel Influencers share a number of common traits, chief among them being their fierce dedication to the channel,” said Bobby DeMarzo, vice president of content, Informa Tech Channels Group. “In our conversations with this year’s honorees, they all cited the importance of sharing information and helping. They consider ‘influence’ to be an opportunity to lift up others.”
“Our editors are in the trenches, so they know who’s truly making waves and influencing the channel,” said Craig Galbraith, editorial director for Channel Futures. “We are once again proud to highlight the best and brightest Channel Influencers — those who lead with actions and words that set an example for the entire industry.”