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Clickfree Head Office

The Company behind the World’s Easiest, Award-Winning Automatic Backup Solution.

Inspired by the fact that only 15% of people backup their computers, when 100% should, Clickfree Automatic Backup systems and accessories were developed and later patented. Clickfree Automatic Backup products are and will continue to be the easiest to use backup systems in the world. Just plug them in and the patented Easy Run feature gets to work backing up photos, music, email and data effortlessly. You should never have to do anything more than just sit back and relax.

Bryan McLeod

CEO

Bryan McLeodBryan McLeod is an accomplished entrepreneur with a keen understanding of what it takes to establish new businesses and quickly build sales channels that successfully deliver products and services to consumers. His first two technology start-ups one in consumer electronics and the other in medical electronic went on to become leaders in their respective markets. In 2004, Bryan sold his most successful endeavour, Intrigue Technologies inventors of the Harmony universal remote control, to Logitech Inc. Bryan began his business career as a Canadian Chartered Accountant with a specialization in auditing and Canadian & International Tax law. He also holds degrees in both Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto.

 

Lars Laakes

Chief Technology Officer

Lars LaakesLars, an expert in agile development, cloud architecture, and distributed systems, has over twenty years of experience bringing new technologies and products to market. With a strong passion for and proven history of disruptive innovation, software craftsmanship, execution, and building amazing teams and culture, Lars brings the in-depth understanding of agile software engineering and the energy to motivate and excite teams needed to deliver excellence in the start-up world.

Prior to joining Clickfree, Lars served as the Director of Software Engineering for several organizations including Logitech Harmony and Kobo Inc. where he was responsible for the successful execution of all web and client development teams and engineering processes. In addition to Logitech and Kobo, Lars has served as Director of Architecture at ADP Canada, Product/Program Manager at Microsoft Redmond, and a Founding Partner at ObjectArts (1992-2001), a leading training and consulting firm.

 

 

Carlo Pannella

Chief Financial Officer

Carlo PannellaCarlo has worked for over 15 years in finance roles primarily in the technology sector, including his past role as Director of Finance and Corporate Controller of Excel-Tech Ltd., a high-tech medical device publicly-traded company. His experience encompasses growing companies from early start-up stage into much larger companies; including the creation of controls and procedures to support this growth, and the mentoring required to help employees focus and achieve the organizational goals. Carlo has been heavily involved in private and public equity offerings, including taking a company public on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the sale of a company to a US NASDAQ listed company. He has a Bachelor of Business degree and his Canadian Chartered Accountant designation.

 

Gary Connell

EVP Business Development

Gary ConnellGary has 25 years experience in business to consumer markets in both retail marketing, and in the consumer and wireless technology sectors. These roles included, VP Commercial division with Sharp Electronics, General Manager of Sony Ericsson Canada, VP Consumer Division with Ericsson Canada, and VP Communication Group with Sanyo Electric. Gary is a past Chairman, of the Communication Research Group with the Electronic Manufacturing Association of Canada.

 

Scott Harrington

Vice President, Product

Scott is an experienced product management and marketing leader in the technology and software space. Over the span of his career he has held leadership roles in multiple startups and businesses in the US and Canada in a range of industries. Scott started his career developing command-and-control software for the US Dept of Defense and then moved to the medical imaging space where he managed global projects and partnerships with leading medical imaging companies. Following this, Scott led a software team focused on computer-aided diagnostics in a startup that was subsequently acquired by Kodak. Most recently, Scott held senior engineering and marketing leadership roles in the consumer electronics space where he was responsible for product roadmaps that led to the launch of numerous award-winning products and driving revenue growth of those businesses. Scott graduated cum laude in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maine where he was a member of the Tau Beta Pi society recognizing academic achievement..

  

The Team

Clickfree employs computer and industry experts with a proven track record of designing, manufacturing and selling award winning technologies. The Clickfree Automatic Backup team is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

As a testament to the strength of Clickfree Automatic Backup's team, there are many US Patents that have been approved for Clickfree's technology, with many more still pending. These innovations focus on Computer Software and Electronic Goods manufacturing.

 

 

As the inventors of Automatic Backup for personal computers, Storage Appliance Corporation, the makers of Clickfree Automatic Backup, has received numerous industry awards and accolades from key industry leaders throughout the world.

 

PCMag Editor's Choice Award

Clickfree Wireless

June 2011

The Clickfree Wireless Automatic Backup extends its dead simple backup to all the computers on your network, whether they are Windows PCs or Macs. You don't even need to know what an Ethernet cable is or change any settings anywhere to back up your systems over a network. If you value your data and convenience, get a Clickfree Wireless.

 

Computer Shopper Editor's Choice AwardComputer Shopper Editor's Choice Award

Clickfree C3

February 2011

This is a near-perfect set-it-and-forget-it backup device for multi-computer homes.

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Last Gadget Standing award, CES 2010Last Gadget Standing award, CES 2010

Clickfree C2

January 2011

The Clickfree C2 was selected a semifinalist in the Last Gadget Standing competition. Of the dozens of products considered, the Clickfree C2 is one of the Top 25 best products.

 

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Clickfree C2N

January 2010

Backing up multiple computers doesn't get much simpler than the C2N backup drive series.

Backing up multiple computers doesn't get much simpler than this. The C2N backup drive series, available in capacities ranging from 250GB to 640GB, allows you to automatically back up multiple notebooks in your home or office, courtesy of Clickfree's excellent BackupLink technology. Just connect the Clickfree C2N to each notebook on your wired or unwired network once, and then leave it connected to any one system to back up all the content on those computers (including the operating system, programs, and data files). Compatible with both Mac and Windows, the software can also extract and organize e-mail attachments, import iPod music to any computer, and protect sensitive data with 256-bit hardware-accelerated encryption.

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>PC World “Storage and Useful Gadgets: Best of 2010”PC World “Storage and Useful Gadgets: Best of 2010”

Clickfree C2N

October 2010

Store it, network it, power it, record it, and project it with our selections in this category, which includes the best in solid-state drives, network-attached storage, and other hardware.

Backup device; $140 for 500GB Clickfree's automated, simple-to-use software for this drive permits easy backups of multiple PCs connected on a network.

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PCMag Editor's Choice Award

HD325

February 2009

With the HD325, a 320GB drive that's dead simple to use and has plenty of space for files from multiple computers, Storage Appliance Corp. improves its Clickfree backup hard drive with Mac compatibility.

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Computer Shopper Editor's Choice Award

Computer Shopper Editor's Choice Award

Clickfree C2 227 (250GB)

November 2009

C2 Review:  If you're still backing up the old-fashioned way, now's a good time to upgrade to the 21st century. Clickfree offers the simplest hard-drive-based backup solution we've seen with its C2 backup drive.

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Best Backup Drive: Clickfree C2 227

December 2009

Most good backup drives do one thing well and everything else just adequately. Clickfree stomped all over that trend, however, with its C2 227, a fast, snazzy-looking 250GB backup device. It fits in your pocket and comes with a feature-filled software suite that doesn’t even require installation.

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Clickfree Traveler (32GB)

June 2009

The handsome, credit-card-size Clickfree Traveler offers the easiest file-backup solution we’ve ever seen. It's best for those trafficking in small data files.

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The PC World 100: Best Products of 2009The PC World 100: Best Products of 2009

Clickfree Traveler

December 2009

PC World looked at many outstanding hardware, software, sites, and services this year, evaluating each one on its design, functionality, performance, and impact. Here is the cream of the crop, the 100 best of 2009.

This lightweight, credit-card-size device combines a generous amount of storage with easy-to-use backup software, making it perfect for people who need extra storage on the go. The Traveler's body cleverly conceals a full USB 2.0 interface, connected by a ribbon cable. Its built-in software performs full backups automatically, and can track and back up data from multiple computers.

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