Connectwise’s international president arrested

david-bellini-2 1024xx1595-897-0-619The bloke who was supposed to be taking care of Connectwise’s international expansion has been arrested.

Co-founder and international president David Bellini, has taken indefinite leave from the company.

Bellini was arrested in his home town of Tampa on Sunday and charged with trafficking in illegal drugs. Bellini, 56, it’s alleged, had 24.1 grams of heroin and the opioid pain medication fentanyl when he was arrested at his downtown Tampa home about 8AM., according to a Hillsborough County Sheriff’s record.

ConnectWise COO Jason Magee, said in a statement that on February 11, 2018 ConnectWise executive management became aware that Bellini was “facing health issues associated with the use of prescription and non-prescription pain medications.

“David has been suffering chronic pain for several years and has unfortunately fallen prey to overuse of these substances, resulting in potential charges – the outcome of which we cannot predict.”

The statement went on to say that Gregg Lalle, VP of international sales, will lead ConnectWise’s International business while David is on leave, reporting directly to Arnie Bellini, ConnectWise’s CEO and David’s brother.

Bellini’s executive profile has disappeared from Connectwise’s website.