Databarracks Hire Ex-Daisy Heavy Hitter Osborne

Databarracks has announced the appointment of Mike Osborne, former managing director of business continuity, cloud & hosting at Daisy Group, to the new position of executive chairman.

Osborne will work directly with the senior management team at Databarracks, with a remit focused on driving business growth as well as helping to expand and broaden the firm’s existing recovery and business continuity service offerings.

Peter Groucutt, managing director of Databarracks welcomed Osborne to the business: “In his career, Mike has taken a fledgling Disaster Recovery company and grown it into one of the UK’s leading providers of IT, Workarea and BC Planning services with revenues exceeding £50 million. He has advised over 2,000 clients, from SMEs to global brands and supported many through some of the UK’s most significant disaster incidents over that period.

“It was apparent, watching Mike collect his lifetime achievement award a few weeks ago just how well regarded and respected he is in the industry. He is a continuity guru who has made an incredible contribution to the discipline and many of those working in it. As an inaugural Chair of the Recovery Site Providers Group and a Founding Partner of the Business Continuity Institute, Mike has been at the forefront of the UK continuity profession for over three decades and seen it go from Niche to a globally recognised profession.”

Commenting on his appointment, Osborne said, “The recent cyber-attacks and well reported corporate IT failures also serve to demonstrate the total dependency that now exists on the IT systems needed to deliver continual customer service and the importance of having credible and tested continuity plans, not only for the IT, but covering all aspects of an organisation.

“With Databarracks’ expertise on all things data and recovery and their high-standing in the industry – as evidenced by their place on the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service for three consecutive years – they have all the ingredients needed to be the trusted UK provider of data management & business continuity services. I’m relishing the chance to join the team, doing business with a smile on my face and am genuinely excited to be helping them achieve their next stage of success.”

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David Dungay

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