Managed Services Icon Jay McBain Leaves Autotask

By Jessica Davis  |  Posted 2011-09-01 Email Print this article Print


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Jay McBain is leaving his role as senior vice president at Autotask less than a year after joining the company from Lenovo.

Less than a year after he joined Autotask, Jay McBain confirmed in a Facebook post that he is leaving his role as senior vice president of the professional services automation company, as first reported in the MSP Mentor blog today. McBain said more details of the change would be revealed at the SMB Nation conference in Las Vegas, Sept 30 to Oct 2.

In a letter to employees first reported in the MSP Mentor blog Autotask CEO Mark Cattini tells employees that McBain’s last day in the Autotask office is August 31, although he will be available to help with the transition.

McBain resigned from Lenovo and relocated to Albany, NY to take the position at Autotask in December 2010. He previously served as director of SMB sales and of channel sales at Lenovo and lived in Raleigh, N.C.. While at Lenovo his strategy was to specifically target the managed services provider space. He began his career at IBM and spent most of it at that company.



Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at


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