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About Us

Who are we and what is our vision?

Digital Lifeboat has been created for all personal computer users who store photos, music, videos and documents on their PCs, and would be sad if they lost them.  We have a simple to use software service to backup and protect what matters most to you.

Digital Lifeboat was founded by Steve Teglovic (“Teg”) and Steve Hull (“Huli”) in 2007.  The two of them have spent the last few years creating a very advanced, cloud-based online and recovery service.  As husbands and fathers, Teg and Huli are the target customer.  They are building a business and a promise to serve their customers, and to be there when most needed. 

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Digital Lifeboat has been created for all personal computer users who store photos, music, videos and files on their PCs and would be sad if they lost them. It is our vision to create a software service which protects your “digital memories” with easy to use software.

Digital Lifeboat was founded by Steve Teglovic (“Teg”) and Steve Hull (“Huli”) in 2007. The two had worked together previously when Teg started a company called iShip, and later Huli joined as the CTO. The two of them have spent the last few years creating a very advanced, cloud-based online backup and recovery service which is safe, secure and most importantly, simple to use. As husbands and fathers, they are the target customer. They are building a business and promise to serve their customers, and to be there when most needed. Digital Lifeboat is built to be always ready; always vigilant; always on your side.

It is our belief that as our lives become more digital, and as we store more of our memories, our finances, our entertainment and our work life on our computers, we need a stable and secure way to protect those files, and a system to restore lost or deleted files. The complexity that consumers face in managing their digital lives is like trying to swim across the ocean. It is vast, expansive, deep and cold. We decided to call our business Digital Lifeboat because we want to be your beacon of hope when something bad happens to your PC – a virus or hard drive crash, theft, fire or flood.

As simple as that sounds, what we do is very complicated. We have created a social and distributed storage cloud for our service. Digital Lifeboat will compress and encrypt each file selected for backup. We then process your encrypted file with an Erasure Coding algorithm that creates many fragments of your file. We prepare these fragments for transfer into the Digital Lifeboat Cloud, and then send out packets of information to place them securely outside of your home on other computers. These encrypted fragments are invisible and are not executable.

We also store encrypted fragments on your PC from other members of the Digital Lifeboat community. Your computer operates as if they are not there. When you add more data to your hard drive, they will automatically be erased. Our service is self-healing and self-managing, so we will replicate those erased fragments and distribute them to other parts of the Digital Lifeboat Cloud. We only use a fraction of your free disk space, but you are never prohibited form adding more data to your hard drive. Indeed, your system does not recognize the data we store, and you do not have to manage it in any way.

Digital Lifeboat is like an insurance policy for your Digital Life. We are there when you need us. We are working to make the entire process easy – installing our software, the backup process, and the most valuable service of all recovering your data. That is priceless.

Executive Team

Steve Teglovic (“Teg”):

Founder and CEO. Teg began programming computers before Windows 3.0. He has been part of several successful start-ups, including ConnectSoft, Velleb, and most notably iShip.com, which sold to Stamps.com. Teg served in the Army and is a commissioned Infantry Officer, he is a graduate of Cal Poly State. He is married to Pam, and has three children, Morgan, Colton and Garrick.

Steve Hull (“Huli”):

Founder and CTO. Huli has led software development teams at Evergreen Case Tools, MicroCrafts, ProInda, Silvaris, iShip, and Stamps.com. Huli is a graduate of Chapman University and served in the Air Force including a tour in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He is married to Kari and has two children, Jack and Olivia.

Board of Directors

Brian D. Finn:

Chairman and CEO of Asset Management Finance (AMF) and Senior Advisor to Credit Suisse.

Mr. Finn has over 25 years experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining AMF, Mr. Finn was Chairman of Alternative Investments of Credit Suisse, based in New York. He was previously a member of the Executive Board of Credit Suisse Group. Mr. Finn held many positions within the Bank, including President of Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB), President of Investment Banking, Co-President of Institutional Securities, Head of Alternative Investments and a member of the Office of the Chairman.

Mr. Finn re-joined CSFB in April 2002 from Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Before joining Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in 1997, he was a Managing Director and Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at CSFB, where he spent 15 years advising a wide variety of corporate clients.

Mr. Finn is past Chairman of the Undergraduate Executive Board of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a member of the Board of the City Kids Foundation and the Board of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. Mr. Finn received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve Teglovic (“Teg”):

Founder and CEO. Teg began programming computers on Windows 2. He has been part of several successful start-ups, including ConnectSoft, Velleb, and most notably iShip.com, which sold to Stamps.com and then UPS. Teg is a graduate of Cal Poly State, and a retired US Army Infantry Officer. He is married to Pam, and has three children, Morgan, Colton and Garrick.

Careers at Digital Lifeboat

We are currently hiring for the following positions:

  • Sr. Software Engineer
  • Software Engineer
  • Product Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Engineer
  • Support Representative

If you would like to submit your resume for consideration please send it to jobs@digitallifeboat.com.

How Do We Do It?

Digital Lifeboat has been created for all personal computer users who store photos, music, videos and documents on their PCs and would be sad if they lost them. It is our vision to create a software service which protects your “digital treasures” with easy to use software. We are building a business and promise to serve our customers, and to be there when we are most needed.

Our founders have an extraordinary amount of experience with centralized storage, or what many would call “data centers.” They understand the cost and time to set them up and run them. They also know that they have significant security and operational risks. It was with this knowledge that we started Digital Lifeboat, a distributive storage model for online backup and recovery.

It is our belief that as our lives become more digital, and as we store more of our memories, our finances, our entertainment and our work life on our computers, we need a simple and secure way to protect those files, and restore lost or deleted files. As simple as that sounds, what we do is very complicated. Our solution is a distributed storage cloud service. Digital Lifeboat will compress and encrypt each file selected for backup. We then process your encrypted file with an Erasure Coding algorithm that creates many fragments of your file. Once these fragments are prepared for transfer into the Digital Lifeboat Cloud, we then securely send and store each of them outside of your home on different computers. These encrypted, erasure coded, fragments are invisible on their storage hosts.

Using advanced steganographic techniques we safely store encrypted, erasure coded, fragments on your PC from other members of the Digital Lifeboat cloud. These fragments are invisible to your computer and it operates as if they are not there. When you add more data to your hard drive, they will automatically be erased if they are in the way. Our service is self-healing and self-managing, so we will replicate those erased fragments and distribute them to other parts of the Digital Lifeboat Cloud. We only use a fraction of your free disk space, but you are never prohibited form adding more data to your hard drive. Indeed, your system does not recognize the data we store, and you do not have to manage it in any way.

Digital Lifeboat is like an insurance policy for your digital life. We are there when you need us. We are working to make the entire process easy – from installing our software, through the backup process, and of course the most valuable service of all recovering your data.