The driving force and public face of the business, Peter founded Mimecast in 2003 with CTO, Neil Murray.
With the support of angel investors, loyal customers and a strong management team, Peter has overseen eight consecutive years of continual growth. He relocated to Boston in August 2011 to help drive the expansion of Mimecast's US business, and was instrumental in securing $62m of Series C funding from global private equity firm, Insight Venture Partners in September 2012.
Peter’s career began in South Africa, where, after studying marketing and founding a successful distribution company, he trained as a Microsoft systems engineer and began working with corporate messaging systems. He founded his first technology company, FAB Technology, in the mid-nineties.
A leading integrator of new internet and messaging technologies, the business grew rapidly and was acquired in 1998 by Idion, a JSE-listed technology business. Peter became Idion Managing Director, a role he stayed in until, observing trends in internet business services, he decided to move to the UK.