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 60,000 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.
Mr. Guidi is a Chartered Accountant and holds an Honours Bachelor degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University. Mr. Guidi began his career with an accounting firm where he was as an audit supervisor specializing in serving the audit and tax needs of clients in a variety of industries. He has worked with publicly listed junior mining companies, technology companies, and privately-owned and entrepreneurial companies. In 2010, Mr. Guidi transitioned out of public accounting and is currently serving as Chief Financial Officer, Controller and Accountant for a number of public companies.
Ben Puzzuoli - Director of Sales at Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupBen Puzzuoli brings almost a decade of experience in the disaster recovery market to the Data Deposit Box team. Ben joins the Data Deposit Box team through the acquisition of ROBOBAK, a company he co-founded in 2003. At ROBOBAK, Ben held the position of CEO where he was recognized for his technical knowledge, strategic decision making and ability to focus on the bottom line. Ben is a true believer in getting his hands dirty and will often be found speaking with clients, resellers and even answering support. He is convinced that this will empower him to better understand and serve his customers’ needs. Ben currently sits on the Canadian Youth Business Foundation’s loan committee board where he donates his time to help educate, motivate and empower today’s young entrepreneurs to start new businesses.

Ben graduated from the University of Windsor with an Honors degree in Business Administration and is currently pursuing his MBA with a specialization in Entrepreneurship.

Rob Puzzuoli - Director of Development at Data Deposit Box ClouD BackupRob Puzzuoli comes to Data Deposit Box through the acquisition of ROBOBAK, a company he co-founded in 2003.As Chief Systems Architect at ROBOBAK, Rob Puzzuoli focused on managing the entire software development team and participated in system architecture planning through an internal system that he took part in designing.Rob now works closely with the CTO to manage the development and support teams at Data Deposit Box. Together they ensure that the technologies they build scale to fit the needs of over 40,000 users and company partners.

Rob graduated from St. Clair College with a diploma in Computer Science and holds a variety of Windows and VMware certifications.

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. Irwin practices securities and corporate/commercial law and has been the managing partner of Irwin Lowy LLP since January 2010. Prior thereto he was the President of Irwin Professional Corporation from August 2006. Mr. Irwin advises a number of public companies, boards of directors and independent committees on a variety of issues. Mr. Irwin is a director and/or officer of a number of public companies, including: Kerr Mines Inc., Mag Copper Limited, Laramide Resources Ltd. and Roscan Minerals Corp.
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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