Autotask In The News: CRN Reports On Autotask’s New CFO Elmer Lai

January 28, 2015  
“It's been a busy time for Autotask,” according to Sarah Kuranda from CRN, and we couldn't have said it better ourselves. Sarah recently sat down with CEO Mark Cattini and our new CFO Elmer Lai to discuss all the latest news, including:

       • Elmer joining the Autotask executive team 
       • A look at the biggest accomplishments in 2014
       • The rollout of the new, completely reimagined user interface  
       • What’s ahead in 2015 

(You can read Sarah’s articles here - Autotask Hires IPO Expert Elmer Lai As CFO To Help Fuel Future Growth and Autotask CEO: We Plan To Triple Our IT Management Platform Business In Four Years) 

Here are some highlights from the interview: 

Sarah reports on Elmer, “With more than 20 years of financial and account experience, Lai has worked extensively in the tech space and helped more than three companies prepare for their initial public offerings. He most recently served as vice president and chief accounting officer at software-as-a-service marketing and sales company HubSpot, where he helped lead the company's $100 million IPO last fall.” 

In regard to the new UI, Mark explained it’s based on a "human-centric" design. The project, which took around three years to complete, is the "single most strategic thing we've done," Cattini said. The new UI is much more "elegant" than its predecessor, Cattini said, with modular dashboards, simplified navigation setup and a much more visual design. "I think this is an industry game-changer, I really do," Cattini said.

Sarah elaborates, “Autotask launched the last major phase of the UI rollout last week, with 90 percent of customers now using it. As of Jan. 25, Autotask said 95 percent of users had configured the new dashboards as their homepage, instead of reverting to the previous version. The company also said customers had created 6,654 of their own dashboards for personal use and 21,064 total widgets.

"We think there's a lot of runway in the market, a lot of space and we really are bullish about the future," Cattini said.

Check out Sarah and Mark’s video interview on all of this exciting company news here. 

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