Our History

CoolRock is an Australian company with a proud track record.

CoolRock Software was established in 2007 after successfully developing a ground-breaking network security system for a major Australian resources company.

For the past decade, the CoolRock secure encryption technology solution has been protecting large organisations’ digital documents from cyber attacks.

Our new platform, Obsidian Gate, delivers elegantly designed solutions that are readily integrated into daily workflow, giving you the confidence that your critical data is safe.

Our Team

We hire the best and brightest with the goal of delivering solutions of outstanding functionality. And our team has a clear mandate to focus on remaining a step ahead of potential intruders.

Our Board

CoolRock’s strategy and governance is overseen by a highly experienced Board of Directors.

John Humphreys, Chairman

John established KPMG’s Australian consulting business and was Chairman of Consulting for Asia Pacific before leading the divestment and subsequent merger of the business into BearingPoint in the region.

He commenced his career with Peat Marwick over 30 years ago as a graduate accountant, having completed a commerce degree. He quickly qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Society of Public Accountants, achieving Fellowship status in both organisations.

John is currently Chairman of Board of Directors of Salter Brothers Asset Management Pty Ltd.

Peter Cameron, Director

With a degree in Accounting & Finance from the University of NSW, Peter commenced his career at Price Waterhouse in the mid 80’s. Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant whilst part of the Corporate Finance team he moved to the corporate sector and assisted with the privatisation of The Grain Elevators Board which is the now ASX listed GrainCorp Limited.

Whilst at GrainCorp Peter was responsible for Financial Reporting & Treasury Management.

Leveraging his business valuation and financial modelling skills Peter moved into the Financial Markets arena and became a private client advisor running managed discretionary accounts for high net worth individuals before establishing his own Hedge Fund.

Marco Marcou, Director

Marco has over 30 years’ experience in leading and advising on mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, governance, private equity raising and investments. Marco has held a number of senior management positions in the telecommunications, technology and resources sectors with Benchmark Factory – NASDAQ:DELL (USA), SpeedCast – ASX:SDA (Hong Kong), Damovo-Ericsson – NASDAQ:ERIC (Australia) and Deloitte Consulting (Australia & Hong Kong) specialising in corporate strategy, and mergers and acquisitions. Recently, Marco also held the role of Executive Director and Company Secretary at Kazakhstan Potash Corporation Limited (ASX:KPC) and currently is a Non-Executive Director of Salter Brothers Emerging Companies Limited (ASX:SB2) a listed investment company. Prior to this, Marco was joint founder and Director of MAP Capital Advisors, a boutique corporate advisory and funds management business.

Marco holds a Master of Business Administration from Swinburne University of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Melbourne.

Paul Mitchell, Director

Paul is an internationally renowned security expert with more than three decades’ experience in cybersecurity, counter terrorism, risk management, law enforcement agency protocols and managing risk in hostile situations. Paul works with governments, major corporates and private individuals to reduce risk around physical and cyber security. In particular he has worked with UK Special Forces delivering combat training consulting services to elite military units.

Paul’s depth of experience in hostile situations informs his understanding of the importance of protecting sensitive data and digital documents from hostile internal and external attacks and the development of CoolRock’s patented technology. Since 2014, Paul has been responsible for CoolRock Software’s strategic direction, business development (UK/Asia) and ongoing stakeholder relations. Paul combines his role with CoolRock Software with leadership of security consultancy GlobalEdge International. Together, these roles ensure Paul has a real-time understanding of critical security issues in government, corporate and personal spheres.

Paul holds a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Marketing Management and has held senior line management positions with several multi-national companies. In 2011, Paul was appointed Technical Committee Member to the International Standards Organisation responsible for developing standards for Security Agencies operating in hostile environments and war zones.

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