Q&A With Joe Payne, The New CEO of Code42


Joe Payne Headshot

Minneapolis data backup company Code42 had been making waves for years with the success of CrashPlan well before they raised a first funding round of $52.5m.  Yet from that moment forward, it became crystal clear to the rest of the world that Code42 was headed to the next level.

Fast forward a few years to the surprise of many that cofounder Matthew Dornquast had suddenly stepped down as CEO.  ‘The real story will be my replacement, the next CEO,’ he had said at the time.