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Redstor Appoints Vodafone, Iris Software Vet as New CEO

He was promoted from chief product officer.

Claudia Adrien

March 14, 2023

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Cloud backup platform Redstor has promoted James Griffin to CEO. He has been chief product officer at the U.K.-based company since 2019.

Griffin takes the helm at Redstor after working closely with previous CEO and co-founder, Paul Evans. Evans, who led the company for 24 years, is stepping into a board and advisory role.

Griffin has been instrumental, the company said, in developing technology that enables MSPs, particularly around data protection.

Griffin has held strategic and technical leadership positions for SaaS and cloud providers across international markets. Prior to his CPO role at Redstor, he was chief cloud evangelist for Vodafone. There, he devised strategy for its global cloud and hosting business. Griffin was also senior director of strategy and programs for Iris Software. At Iris, he created go-to-market initiatives and worked on merger and acquisition development. He was also appointed to the board of directors for Level 10 Software. The position entailed overseeing that company’s acquisition by Iris.

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Record Growth

As for Redstor, it’s a phenomenal success story, Griffin said.

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Redstor’s James Griffin

“[It’s] a business built on the strength of its team, a class-leading product and ambitious partners who share our vision to disrupt and drive positive change in the backup market,” he added.

Over the past 18 months, Redstor has been aggressively investing in a purpose-built platform with product-led growth at its core, he said.

“It’s validating to see this embraced by MSPs worldwide who are looking to improve the backup service they offer to customers, grow their business and overcome the many challenges of managing fragmented, legacy, on-premises backup systems,” Griffin said.

Redstor claims record growth in 2022, accelerated by a push into the U.S. It’s a market that now accounts for more than 20% of Redstor’s global customer base. The company also increased its number of employees by 35% to facilitate continued expansion, technical innovation and the release of new products.

“We are now accelerating our growth agenda and will continue to invest in product innovation and disrupting the backup market,” Griffin said. “I’m delighted to lead this company forward and build on the considerable success and momentum created under Paul’s 24 years at the helm.”

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Claudia Adrien

Claudia Adrien is a reporter for Channel Futures where she covers breaking news. Prior to Informa, she wrote about biosecurity and infectious disease for a national publication. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Florida and resides in Tampa.

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