About StorMagic

Making the complex simple

What does StorMagic do?

StorMagic is making the complex simple for edge computing environments and leading the industry in bringing the edge to the core.

Our storage and security products are flexible, robust, easy to use and cost-effective, without sacrificing enterprise-class features, for organizations with one to thousands of sites.

SvSAN is a highly available two-node virtual SAN designed for hyperconverged edge and small datacenter sites. SvKMS is an encryption key manager for edge, datacenter and cloud. ARQvault is the first Active Intelligent Repository and gathers data anywhere, stores it forever, and finds it fast. StorMagic customers around the world have deployed our solutions in thousands of sites to store, protect and use edge data and significantly lower costs.

Across many industries including retail stores, factories, hospitals, universities and even wind farms and oil rigs, we are helping organizations tackle the modernization and optimization of their IT infrastructure. StorMagic was founded in 2006 with a vision to simplify the storage and security landscape with solutions that minimize hardware and do not require specialist skills to deploy and manage. We enable organizations to free themselves from cost and complexity - physical SANs, HSMs (hardware security modules), and other legacy hardware.

Unlike our competitors who try to overcome the limitations of edge environments by forcing customers to adopt over-provisioned datacenter-class solutions, we at StorMagic have specifically designed our software for demanding, and often harsh environments where resources, space and budgets are limited. Our product strategy is to integrate the edge and the core so that organizations can seamlessly manage their entire infrastructure - edge, datacenter and cloud.

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StorMagic Executive Leadership Team

Danial Beer

Chief Executive Officer and Board Member

Dan Beer joined StorMagic in 2021 as chief executive officer and member of the board of directors. Dan brings more than 25 years’ senior management experience in the global software industry, optimizing, transforming and growing multinational software companies and divisions with annual revenues ranging from $25-500 million. His diverse skill set spans M&A, capital investment fundraising, strategy development and operational optimization. Beer previously held positions as CEO of GFI Software, COO of YOUI Labs Inc., and executive director of the performance management and M&A divisions of IBM. Dan earned a bachelor’s of applied science in engineering with a minor in business, from the University of Ottawa in Canada.

Brian Grainger

Chief Revenue Officer and Board Member

Brian Grainger joined StorMagic in 2019 and currently serves as the company’s chief revenue officer and as a member of the board of directors. With more than 25 years’ experience in the data storage industry, Brian leads StorMagic’s global sales expansion and advises the board on overall corporate strategy. He previously spent 18 years with Spectra Logic, including the last eight years as its chief sales officer. Brian has also held sales and management positions OnStream, Gates/Arrow and Connor Peripherals.

Bruce Kornfeld

Chief Marketing and Product Officer

Bruce is an experienced technology executive who has held leadership roles in marketing, product management, alliances and business development in the storage, server, networking and security industries. He joined StorMagic in 2017, and serves as chief marketing and product officer, where he is responsible for all aspects of global marketing, product management and alliances for the company. Prior to joining StorMagic, Bruce held marketing and product leadership positions at Compellent, Dell and NCR. He helped Compellent grow its revenue from $9M to more than $150M, which led to their IPO and eventual sale to Dell for $960M, and was instrumental in building and growing Dell’s first storage division to over $1bn.

Geoff Baldock

Chief Financial Officer and Board Member

Geoff Baldock joined StorMagic in April 2021 as chief financial officer (CFO) to manage its financial, human resource and business support operations. He brings more than 25 years’ experience with multi-national and private equity-backed organizations, and a demonstrated track record of executing operational excellence and strategic finance strategies that positively impact financial and operational performance to deliver shareholder value. He previously held positions as CFO of Clario, a UK consumer-focused cybersecurity SaaS company and finance director of Safetykleen, a global provider of industrial and automotive surface treatment and chemical application services. Geoff is a qualified ICAEW Chartered Accountant, FCA and holds a bachelor’s of science degree in mathematics at Queen Mary College, University of London.

StorMagic Non-Executive Directors

Sally Duckworth

Chairman of the Board

Sally is an experienced Director in both C level Executive and Non Executive roles for early stage and growth businesses. After qualifying as an ACA she moved to JP Morgan as an investment banker and then became an early stage technology investor at Quester Capital Management. Sally has worked with the management team at StorMagic since the outset, helping to set up, fund and grow the business. She provides advice on a broad range of areas including: sales and marketing; business development; human resources and finance. Furthermore, in 2018 Sally was named in the Female FTSE Board Report's 100 Women to Watch.

Andy Monshaw

Non-Executive Director

Andy joined StorMagic in June 2018, as a member of the board of directors. He currently serves as CCO of Alight Solutions, and is the former CEO of NGAHR (Acquired by Alight November 2019), CEO Pulse Secure, and previously held CFO, COO and General management positions at IBM. For the first 19 years of his career, he led various financial organizations at IBM, and for the last decade he led several of the global business units including IBM’s global Data Storage unit. Andy worked and lived in the US, Japan and Europe. He currently serves on the boards of several start-ups, community and not-for-profit organizations.

Geoff Hudson-Searle

Non-Executive Director

Geoff Hudson-Searle joined the StorMagic board in April 2020, and is an independent non-executive director across regulation, technology and internet security, C-Suite executive on private and listed companies, and serial business advisor for growth-phase tech companies, with more than 30 years’ experience in international business and management. He is the author of five books and lectures at business forums, conferences and universities. He has been the focus of TEDx and RT Europe’s business documentary across various thought leadership topics and his authorisms. Geoff is a member and fellow of the Institute of Directors; associate of The International Business Institute of Management; a co-founder and board member of the Neustar International Security Council (NISC); and a distinguished member of the Advisory Council for The Global Cyber Academy. He holds a master’s degree in business administration.

Else Thomson

Non-Executive Director

Else Thomson joined the StorMagic board in April 2020, as a representative investor director for Committed Capital, one of StorMagic’s larger shareholder groups. She has worked in financial services for the last 25 years, qualifying as a chartered accountant with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC), then working with Handelsbanken and Glitnir in healthcare, technology and food focused corporate finance, before joining Committed Capital in 2005. She is the head of finance and HR at Committed Capital, and also acts as investor director in a number of its investee companies, focusing on high-level strategy, corporate governance and remuneration, fundraising and finance in these companies.

Darren Thomson

Non-Executive Director

During 30 years of industry experience, Darren has developed strong leadership skills through the active management of innovation and change within high profile environments. He is an experienced IT professional, senior business leader and NED with broad and well-balanced technical capability, leadership skill and business acumen as well as extensive experience in managing global teams and projects. Darren has primarily focused in the data management and risk management domains, and most recently served as EMEA CTO at Symantec Corp and  as Head of Cyber Security at Fintech start up, CyberCube. Darren is also a published author. His latest work was published by Wiley Co. and is entitled, “Delivering Utility Computing: Business Driven IT Optimization”.

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“StorMagic’s SvSAN enables us to cost effectively implement simple, 2-server highly available systems with minimal hardware requirements.”

Uwe Fischer | Head of Asset Information Systems | E.ON


“As the sole IT support resource for the Eeklo factory, it is my responsibility to ensure we have real-time failover so that production is never interrupted. StorMagic SvSAN gives me this confidence.”

David Tourny | Ontex