Cofio is backed by a management team with significant experience in creating and delivering world class software that gives users a unique, simple and enterprise-effective solution at all levels.
Our CTO and core engineering team have been together since the 90's, first to provide AT&T Bell Labs with their enterprise backup application. Later our CTO and core team created an award winning data protection product through a brand new re-architecture, which was eventially licensed under OEM to may companies, including NCR, Teradata, NetApp, Sun Microsystems, Apple, Sony, NEC, Fujitsu and many more.
- Tony Cerqueira, CEO/Founder - Tony has spent 24 years in technology markets, and over 18 years in data storage solution sales management, spanning markets in Europe, Asia and North America. Tony is the founder and former CEO of BakBone Software Inc., as well as BakBone Software K.K. in Japan.
- Fabrice Helliker, CTO/Founder - Fabrice has 15 years of storage engineering experience with a proven track record of creating products from conception to mass volume sales. He was responsible for re-architecting the award winning NetVault 6/7 enterprise class backup software. NetVault's innovation under Fabrice's reign included the first software Virtual Tape Library (VTL) in 1998, the first dynamically shared devices on SAN and NAS, the first SAN auto-configured tape library, and the first backup product available simultaneously on Windows, Unix and Linux. Fab is Cofio's CTO and Product Architect.
- Wayne Poynter, VP Sales & Marketing Wayne is a +25 year veteran of the data storage and data protection industry, having long term success in both technology startups (Andataco, DriveCam) and large companies such as Veritas Software and Symantec.