Category: Top Management
Name: Peter Bauer
Why nominated: A founder of Mimecast, Bauer has been responsible for sparking the company's aggressive growth and strong voice.
Profile: Born and raised in South Africa, Peter Bauer trained as a Microsoft systems engineer in the mid-90s, focusing on corporate messaging systems before relocating to the U.K and founding Mimecast with Neil Murray, currently the company's CTO.
In 2011 shifted locations to Boston where he's spearheaded the company's growth. An entrepreneur since his teens, at 23 he first founded a small software company in South Africa.
He rode the wave of opportunities and challenges presented by email in the early 2000s and envisioned cloud as the ideal platform for email so he set out to build a secure cloud infrastructure and services to safeguard email for businesses.
As email became more mission-critical to organizations, Bauer and his team addressed the increased need to protect users, data and infrastructure – without complexity and high costs.
In November of 2015, Mimecast filed their IPO, among only a few dozen security companies to do so.
What colleagues say: “Mimecast has seen tremendous growth over the last 18 months and despite its rapid growth plans, Peter continues to lead by example by bringing an entrepreneurial spirit that drives innovation, collaboration and trust. Since the inception of Mimecast, Peter has grown the business according to his vision and values, carefully selecting like-minded employees and investors, and putting the customer first.”
- Mark Bilbe, Chief of Customer Operations, Mimecast