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Online Backup Firm Data Deposit Box Adds Board Members

Cliff Boodoosingh on January 12, 2010
Jan. 12- TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Data Deposit Box (, the online backup service designed especially for small businesses, today announced the appointment of Eric Goodwin, former CEO of Fortiva Inc., and Neil Selfe, managing director -and head of the investment banking and technology group at GMP Securities, to its Board of Directors. Goodwin and Selfe bring more than sixty years of combined experience in hi-tech and start-up environments to Data Deposit Box, and will help guide the online backup company through its next stage of growth.

“As experienced industry insiders, Goodwin and Selfe bring exactly the type of leadership and software innovation background that will help advance the Data Deposit Box position in cloud-based data management,” said Jamie Brenzel, Data Deposit Box Founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled to have them on board.”

Having forged successful partnerships with Microsoft and MessageLabs, Eric Goodwin holds claim to some of the most forward-looking strategies in data archiving and security – the same kind of technology advances Neil Selfe helped to finance and bring to market through his extensive investment banking experience.

“Data Deposit Box is on the cutting edge of the data storage industry, providing a unique solution that meets the needs of today’s small businesses,” Eric Goodwin remarked. “With a simple data management interface, pricing tailored to the multi-computer small business, and a truly innovative live, continuous backup, Data Deposit Box’s comprehensive online backup service can’t be matched. I’m honored to be serving on the board of such a forward-thinking company.”

Data Deposit Box offers the industry’s most innovative file storage features, including uninterrupted data monitoring and backup, real-time secure file transfer, and open files backup. Easy to set up and maintain, the service automatically stores files remotely over the Internet and can be customized to backup as many or as few files as desired for only $2 per GB per month - no matter how many computers are being backed up. Data Deposit Box customers are now also able to securely access their PC from any other PC using the free beta version of Remote Desktop.

About Eric Goodwin:

A former CEO of Fortiva Inc., Klocwork, FloNetwork and Fulcrum Technologies, Goodwin is a serial entrepreneur with more than 40 years of experience in start-up environments. At Fortiva, he successfully changed the primary go-to-market strategy to the channel, improved cloud-based email compliance and archiving platforms, and invested in productive partnerships with Microsoft and MessageLabs. In June of 2008, Fortiva had a successful sale to Proofpoint, a leader in email security. Goodwin currently sits on several Boards and acts as an advisor to VCs and management teams on building software businesses.

About Neil Self:

Neil Selfe is a Managing Director, Investment Banking at GMP Securities, heading the technology, communications, structured products and financial institutions coverage groups. Prior to joining GMP, Selfe was the cofounder and Managing Partner of Diversified Global Asset Management (DGAM), overseeing more than $2 billion in assets. He was also the co-head of Global Communication, Media and Technology Investment Banking at RBC Capital Partners. A member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Selfe served as a senior corporate and securities practitioner with the law Firm Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt and held positions with the Ontario Securities Commission and Deloitte & Touche.

About Data Deposit Box

Data Deposit Box™ is a comprehensive online backup service enabling everyday small businesses to easily backup, restore, access, and share their most important data. Data Deposit Box’s online backup software continuously monitors selected folders looking for changes. When a change is detected, it is immediately extracted, compressed, encrypted, and then securely transferred to its secure online backup data center. Data Deposit Box is owned and operated by Acpana Business Systems Inc. For more information on Data Deposit Box, please visit

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