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Life after Dotcom as Mega makes local CEO move...

05 Aug 2014

The directors of Mega Ltd, the end-to-end encrypted cloud storage firm, have appointed Graham Gaylard as CEO to lead the company through its next global growth phase.

Gaylard is a senior technology CEO, with experience in new ventures and start-ups with entrepreneurial initiatives dating back to 1995 when he established Wave Internet, which was sold five years later.

Since then Mega says he has assisted with a number of technology start-ups, accessing venture capital both in New Zealand and in Silicon Valley.

Gaylard says he was looking forward to the challenge of leading Mega through an "exciting new growth period", which would be focused on secure online communication and collaboration.

“Our unique end-to-end-encrypted services provide businesses and consumers with secure cloud storage and communication capability at highly competitive rates,” he says.

“Our business model is based on providing free storage of up to 50 GB, with a premium service for greater storage on a monthly, recurring revenue basis.

“This capability provides businesses and consumers with real-time collaborative access to secure data regardless of where in the world they are located."

According to a company release, Gaylard is an "award-winning Computer Science and MBA graduate from Waikato University, and has been based in Hamilton for over 20 years running technology businesses."

He also established web applications and hosting company NetValue in Hamilton in 2003, which now employs 45 people while currently holding the position of Director of Real Time Genomics and the Chair of Soda Inc - his new role sees him based at Mega’s Auckland offices at the BDO Tower, 120 Albert St, Auckland.

Mega Directors also announced that former Acting CEO, Stephen Hall, would remain in the business to focus on the anticipated listing and merger with TRS.

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