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About Redstor

Redstor is a fast growing, international, data management software as a service (SaaS) business.

For nearly 20 years, we have been the Data Management & Security Company of choice for businesses and organisations looking for a trusted advisor to manage and secure their data.

This experience, shaped by our community creates the world-class software underpinning our Cloud Data Management and Security Platform. Our platform currently addresses Backup, DR and Archiving and our journey is towards incorporating security, access and insight, all managed and controlled from one place. We have a face behind our cloud... we pride ourselves on the fact that we are a company built, managed and optimised by people, for people and we give our customers control over their most valuable asset... their data wherever, whenever, all from a single console.

Management Team

Paul Evans

Paul is the CEO and co-founder of Redstor. Paul started his career as a Lawyer in the UK with Shoosmiths in 1993, before realising this was not his vocation and decided to move into IT at the end of 1994 with Memory Technology, a storage company. Subsequently, he moved to the States with Shuttle Technology ending up as Business Development Director for the USA and Japan. In 1998 he set up Redstor with Tony Ruane and in his current role, Paul is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the business and investigating and developing new business opportunities. Paul was also a co-founder and board member of CentraStage a Cloud SaaS endpoint management company which was successfully sold to Autotask in September 2015.

Albe Gouws

Albe Gouws heads up the information and analytics function at Redstor. Based in Johannesburg, Albe applies his vast knowledge of the industry and the value of 16 years experience on a daily basis to ensure that the company is positioned at the forefront of digital transformation and related service provision. Albe has dedicated 8 years of his career to data protection and management. His interests lie in innovation/ emerging technologies and how things work. He is passionate about the application of Business Intelligence, risk and process improvement.

Ben Cartwright

Ben is an Investment Manager at Beech Tree Private Equity and a non-executive board member of Redstor. Ben has over 7 years experience of advising and investing in fast growing businesses across a range of sectors, mostly with a technology focus. Before joining Beech Tree, Ben worked for Deloitte in the Corporate Finance Advisory team, advising clients on a variety of M&A scenarios and strategic initiatives.

Chris Sigley

Chris is Redstor’s Sales Director. He has been with the organisation since 2004 and during this time he has worked in a variety of roles within sales and management. As General Manager of Redstor UK (for 3 years), he played a key role in the growth and evolution of the organisation from a VAR/Reseller to a global SaaS business. Today, as a sales leader, Chris focuses on growing the business through strategy implementation and performance coaching, whilst ensuring that customers and their requirements are at the forefront of our thoughts.

Danie Marais

Danie is one of the founding partners of Redstor and our Director of Product Management. He developed the first Backup Pro Storage Platform and many of his designs are still used. Today he is responsible for the Product Roadmap and still plays a very active role as part of the Development Team. Prior to working with Redstor, Danie was a freelance developer. He comes armed with an arsenal of skills and experience around agile methodologies, cloud computing, SaaS and UX, among others. He describes himself as a compulsive fixer and loves anything that is well designed and simply works.

Gareth Dyson

Gareth Dyson joined Redstor in 2012, and as Finance Director has responsibility for managing information, risk and controls. He is a qualified accountant with over 10 years experience in commercial finance roles in a number of multi-national companies. Gareth is experienced in mergers and acquisitions and was a key part of the team that completed the Attix5 purchase.

Heidi Weyers

Heidi Weyers joined the Redstor team as General manager for Sales in SA. Heidi has experience at every level of operation and uses this knowledge to manage and drive sales strategies in SA and the rest of Africa to develop strong partner relationships. During the last 7 years, Heidi has specialised in solving customer challenges related to data backup, disaster recovery and business continuity.

Paul Franks
Paul Franks

Paul is a founding Partner of Beech Tree Private Equity and a non-executive board member of Redstor. Paul has been involved in deal-making and private equity for 20 years; over this time he has invested in a range of support services businesses, mostly in the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Paul set up Beech Tree to create a more nimble and faster-moving approach to private equity that put the senior guys on the front line. Paul is also currently on the board of a telematics-related business and a unified communications business, the common theme being helping these businesses through periods of rapid growth through investment.

Theodor Kleynhans

Theodor is our Director of Software Engineering at Redstor. He continues to apply his skills and experience to sustain the company’s leadership position in next generation digitalisation architecture. Theodor has a deep interest in new technologies, management optimisation, process improvement, performance improvement, scalability and science fiction. This skill is rooted in a formidable academic background, in mechanical engineering from Stellenbosch University and computer science from the University of South Africa. Theodor is responsible for the delivery of quality solutions on-time and within budget, as well as the evolution of software engineering practice.

Thomas Campbell

Thomas Campbell, our Technical Services Director, has over 11 years’ experience as part of the UK based team, since graduating a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Kent in 2005. He’s developed through a number of roles at Redstor including Senior Consultant, Product Manager and Head of Presales. Thomas’s expertise ideally positions him to contribute to product management and the direction and development of the Backup Pro platform whilst overseeing Presales, Consultancy, Support and Technical Operations.