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The Jungle Disk Story


Every small business has critical information they need to keep safe. Modern businesses face a unique challenge when it comes to protecting this data, one that changes rapidly in the technology-focused time we live in. Backups fail. Local disks fail. Files corrupt. Hackers prey. Jungle Disk was founded because we care about your business, we want you to succeed, and we know that having a solid security foundation is invaluable to your success.


To battle these daily threats, we use the most advanced technology available. When we began in 2006, we created one of the first products to leverage Amazon’s new S3 storage - allowing users to access enterprise-level cloud technology and power, without being an expert software developer. We maintain that relationship with Amazon’s cloud storage service, as well as now having added support for Rackspace’s powerful cloud platform.


Our team of entrepreneurs and security experts moved to San Antonio, Texas in 2010, where we call home today as we continue to grow our company. We now serve over 25,000 customers all over the world and have data centers in both the United States and Europe. Even with this growth, Jungle Disk remains as dedicated as ever to protecting your data at an affordable cost to you, all while providing incredible customer service and support, as one small business to the next.

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Jungle Disk Board of Directors

Bret Piatt

Chairman

Bret leads Jungle Disk as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chairman of the Board. Prior to Jungle Disk, he led a 300 person SaaS business unit for Rackspace serving over 75,000 small businesses. His experience at Rackspace also included time as the mergers and acquisitions lead, chair of the Intellectual Property Committee, and as a member of the core team that released the Rackspace Cloud as open source software creating OpenStack. Before Rackspace, Bret spent over 5 years in product management and engineering roles for AT&T where he was responsible for launching offerings such as AT&T Premises-Based Cisco ASA Firewall Service and PremierServ IP-VPN.

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Huw Edwards

Director

Huw serves as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, and a Director on Board for Jungle Disk. Prior to acquiring Jungle Disk from Rackspace Huw worked as a Senior Management Associate at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund with $160bn under management. At Bridgewater he was Manager of Portfolio Compliance & Reporting within the front office, which included responsibility for Daily Returns reporting to the CIOs and for Bridgewater’s quarterly Form PF filings to the SEC. He also led front office efforts to outsource regulatory reporting activities to a third party. Before Bridgewater, Huw joined Rackspace after business school where, after a period leading acquisitions and strategic projects in the Corporate Development & Strategy team, he became the GM of Jungle Disk responsible for day-to-day operations. Earlier in his career he invested in and oversaw MBO and growth investments as a private equity investor at Bridges Ventures, and implemented hedging and risk management solutions for corporate clients while at Goldman Sachs. Huw received his MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Ford Scholar (awarded to the top ranked student) and Baker Scholar. He also holds undergraduate and masters degrees in Mathematics from Oxford University.

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Neal Leonard

Director

Neal Leonard is the Chief Executive Officer of Leonard Holding Company and a Director on the Board for Jungle Disk. The Leonard Holding Company has two major subsidiaries Surlean Foods and New Earth. Before becoming CEO, Neal gained invaluable experience by working in almost all aspects of the business including Production Supervisor, Cattle Buyer, and Vice President of Sales. Leonard Holding Company has approximately 500 employees and almost 390 million in annual revenues. Neal is involved in the San Antonio community. He has served as President for the Transplants for Children organization, a non-profit that serves families of children who had organ transplants in South Texas. Neal was born and raised in San Antonio. He went on to college at Texas Tech University and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics. He completed his MBA at the SMU Cox School of Business in May 2011.

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Martin Rico

Director

Martin Rico is the Founder and a Director on the Board of Inspired eLearning, a web-based training company on the INC 5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in America. Inspired eLearning delivers corporate training globally in over 25 languages and is in the Leader Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for IT security training. Martin is also the President of Monte Tulum Real Estate with both commercial and residential real estate investments and is a Director on the Board for Carpe Diem Schools, a local public charter school focused on using eLearning to enhance K-12 education. Prior to founding Inspired eLearning, Martin served as COO of TechNow, a technology and IT security company that delivers instructor-led training and consulting services. Martin received Bachelor of Applied Science from University of Texas at Austin.

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Matt Bradley

Director

Matt Bradley leads strategy and corporate development for Rackspace. He joined Rackspace seven years ago and, during this period, has helped grow the company to more than $2 billion in revenue. He has led a number of major strategy initiatives, including Rackspace’s $4 billion go-private sale to Apollo. Prior to joining Rackspace, he served as an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley, advising technology and telecom companies. Matt holds a BS degree from The University of Virginia and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Jungle Disk Team

Trey Fischer

Director, DevOps

Amanda Sanchez

Director, Customer Experience

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Michael DeFelice

Principal Data Scientist

Louise Ibarra-Benke

Account Manager

Beth Watts

Solutions Consultant

Ryan Veazey

Senior Software Developer

Thomas Welch

Senior Systems Engineer

Jason Kölker

Bit Manipulator

Chris (Rain) Avila

Operations Administrator

James Woodard

Senior Data Security Technician

Juan Diaz

Data Security Technician

Mario Trejo

Data Security Technician

Jordan Iriarte

Data Security Technician

Jayson Boyce

Data Security Technician

Thomas Garcia

Data Security Technician

Roland Ozuna

Data Security Technician

Jorge Rodriguez

Solutions Engineer

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Zac Levin

Chief of Staff to the CEO

Nate Shames

Corporate Strategy Associate

Fatima Hernandez

Data Security Technician

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