CEO & President
Petrus Human is the President of Stage2Data and is involved in setting business strategy, overseeing operations, actively participating in the Company’s corporate development efforts and generally driving customer value and satisfaction.
Petrus’ vision and passion drives everything that Stage2Data does. His ideas and experience permeate the company leading the team to continually re-focus on delivering products and services businesses of all sizes need in order to thrive and survive in this quickly evolving world.
Unique Talents & Skills
Petrus has almost 25 years of IT experience of which 20 has been in the backup and DR industry. Over this period he has successfully grown small businesses into well-functioning and operated organizations with excellent customer support with clear internal and external processes. He implemented standards that ensured what was sold to the customer was delivered and that the solution was “as advertised on the tin”. He is able to build strong and long lasting relationships with people and customers and have always been a trusted adviser for customers and vendors alike. Petrus will bring good structure to Stage2Data and help to grow the organisation to have a greater footprint in the Canadian Cloud services market.
Petrus had multiple IT related roles before joining Attix5 (acquired by Redstor in 2015) as a technical operations manager in 2003. He became very experienced with IT technology and backup and disaster recovery in particular whilst serving and supporting customers. After a few years he proved himself as a key player in the organisation and was appointed as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and moved to the UK to grow Attix5’s footprint in the UK backup market. He put together a strong technical and sales team and established various strong partner relationships which in the end led to the recent acquisition by Redstor.
While managing the UK operations, he also looked after the technical roadmap of the product and gave strategic direction. One of his notable achievements while serving as Attix5’s CTO was contributing to the patented technology titled, Live and Virtual Restore. This allowed backed up data to be accessed instantly and instantly allowed read and write operations cutting out the wait time associated with traditional restores (eg editing documents or running SQL database queries) while being restored. This effectively reduces RTO to a few minutes and a game changer in DRaaS using backup technology. This technology is available in one of Stage2Data’s technology partner products, Redstor Backup Pro.
Petrus is of South African origin and enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children. He enjoys hunting, long distance running, golf, cricket and he enjoys cooking up a storm.