About us

Data Deposit Box, an early pioneer of cloud backup technology, has set a new industry standard by providing small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) with the same level of security and protection that is available to large enterprises. Data Deposit Box patented backup technology, known for its Exabyte scalability, advanced data reduction capabilities and ease-of-use, has won prestigious industry awards and has been featured in many key industry publications. Founded in 2002, Data Deposit Box technologies and solutions are currently used daily by over 200,000 customers, 1,000 resellers, 25 MSPs and private label partners for online backup and recovery, archiving, disaster readiness, secure file sharing and remote access.

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Why Choose Data Deposit Box?

Easy

Continuous Data Protection by automatically backing up your files so you don’t have to worry.

Affordable

Protect your entire business—PCs,MACs,Servers—for as little as $9.99 / month.

Secure

Gain peace of mind knowing your data is encrypted and backed up safely to a secure data center.

Meet The Team

Tim Jewell - Founder & CEO at Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupMr. Jewell was the Chief Executive Officer of Acpana and is the inventor of the Data Deposit Box products. Prior to developing such products, Mr. Jewell was a marketing representative and systems engineer at IBM, where he put his expertise and insight to use in all ends of the product development spectrum. As an information technology consultant, Mr. Jewell developed internet-based solutions for a variety of clients, from technology vendors to major Canadian finance organizations. Mr. Jewell became Chief Technology Officer for BayStreetDirect.com, which was recently bought by NIAD Systems. Mr. Jewell holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

Troy Cheeseman - President & COO of Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupMr. Cheeseman was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Acpana. He has over fifteen years of information technology and business operations experience, in both the public and private sectors. For over twelve years Mr. Cheeseman worked directly for Citi Technology and Infrastructure with CITI, one of the largest financial services institutions globally. During this time, Mr. Cheeseman was the Canadian country head for the ICG CTI team, the NAM CTI head for the GTS business and was the Securities and Fund Services global head of CTI Service Delivery Management, a business-aligned role leading all technology infrastructure management efforts.

Colman O’Brien- Business Development at Data Deposit Box ClouD Backup Mr. O’Brien has been in the investment industry for over 30 years. A computer engineer by training he has managed various firms in the Canadian investment business – his last position being at TD Bank as SVP.
He has also Chaired a public company. His full profile can be view on Linkedin.

Siva Cherla - Strategic Financial Operations Leadership at Data Deposit Box ClouD Backup Mr. Cherla has over 20 years of diverse experience working with private and public companies. He has served as Senior Vice President and CFO of Brainhunter Systems Ltd., a Professional Technology Staffing and ATS/CRM software developer and vendor, and as Vice President/Controller, Financial & Management Reporting with Merrill Lynch Canada Inc, in addition to serving as a Senior Manager for such companies as the Dell Computer Corporation and Canon Canada Inc. Mr. Cherla holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Ottawa (Telfer School of Management), majoring in Finance, and a Masters of Commerce with a major in Accounting from the University of Agra.

Board of Directors

Tim Jewell - Founder, CEO and Board Director at Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupMr. Jewell was the Chief Executive Officer of Acpana and is the inventor of the Data Deposit Box products. Prior to developing such products, Mr. Jewell was a marketing representative and systems engineer at IBM, where he put his expertise and insight to use in all ends of the product development spectrum. As an information technology consultant, Mr. Jewell developed internet-based solutions for a variety of clients, from technology vendors to major Canadian finance organizations. Mr. Jewell became Chief Technology Officer for BayStreetDirect.com, which was recently bought by NIAD Systems. Mr. Jewell holds a B.A.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

Troy Cheeseman - President & COO of Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupMr. Cheeseman was the President and Chief Operating Officer of Acpana. He has over fifteen years of information technology and business operations experience, in both the public and private sectors. For over twelve years Mr. Cheeseman worked directly for Citi Technology and Infrastructure with CITI, one of the largest financial services institutions globally. During this time, Mr. Cheeseman was the Canadian country head for the ICG CTI team, the NAM CTI head for the GTS business and was the Securities and Fund Services global head of CTI Service Delivery Management, a business-aligned role leading all technology infrastructure management efforts.

Mr. Smuk has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FundSERV Inc., a leading provider of electronic business services for the Canadian investment fund industry, since October 3, 2012. Prior to joining FundSERV Inc., Mr. Smuk enjoyed an extensive and varied career in the financial industry from 1997 to 2012. He was formerly NA Operations Head for Securities Fund Services (SFS) at Citi and joined the organization as part of the Unisen (where he was President) acquisition as GTS Head for Canada. Before being named President of Unisen, Mr. Smuk was Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer for AGF. Prior to AGF, Mr. Smuk spent four years at Manulife Financial in a variety of roles and seven years with IBM and ISM, IBM’s Canadian outsourcing arm. Mr. Smuk holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Toronto.
Mr. Allen is theoretical physicist by training with over sixteen years of experience in quantitative financial risk modelling and management. He has worked in start-up ventures in the areas of quantitative financial modelling software design as well as pedagogical approaches to learning challenging word based problems in mathematics and physics through use of structuring rule based approaches and through visualization and simulation. In recent years Mr. Allen has worked as Director of Counterparty Risk models at Credit Suisse in London, specializing in the QuIC-based platform language application grid computing for state-of-the-art Monte Carlo revaluation techniques and reconciliation to front office pricing models. He was also deeply involved with regulatory mandates pertaining to counterparty credit exposure, clearing audit points as well as model validation on both pricing/valuation and risk methodology sides. His product knowledge is extensive in both the market space (exotics like PRDC, Bermudan Swaptions, Double Barriers in Forex and Equities) as well as the credit risk space (agency MBS, ABS, CDOs and CDS to name a few). Mr. Allen holds a MSc. And a Phd. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Waterloo.
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