Cloud Storage Solutions Company, NovaStor, Appoints Rod Christensen as New CTO

NovaStor, an international provider of cloud storage and backup solutions with global headquarters located in Zug, Switzerland and offices in Germany (Hamburg) and the USA (Agoura Hills), has announced that Rod Christensen will be joining their leadership team in the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Christensen, a veteran within backup industry will also take on the responsibility as NovaStor’s global Vice President of Engineering.

Mr. Christensen has more than 25 years experience developing elegant solutions to complex data storage management problems. Prior to NovaStor, Rod served as Vice President of Software Development at CA, where he oversaw the 250 person team for sustaining engineering for all CA Enterprise software as well as overseeing development on the CA ARCServe Replication and High Availability and Erwin Data Modeler products.

“NovaStor is already equipped with outstanding award-winning technology,” said Rod Christensen.

Before CA, Mr. Christensen was also co-founder and CTO of Yosemite Technologies (acquired by Barracuda Networks) where he managed the architectural, technical, product and design processes for the popular TapeWare product line. 

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to become part of a dynamic growing business such as NovaStor. Being self-funded and still managing to release quality code while demonstrating rapid growth in a very competitive space speaks volumes about its potential,” said Rod Christensen. “NovaStor is already equipped with outstanding award-winning technology, a strong management team and solid commitment to their vision. It’s motivating to join NovaStor this close to the tipping point knowing that my contributions can make the difference to drive this company to greatness while continuing to deliver “Backup for the Rest of Us.”


NovaStor’s NovaBACKUP Business Essentials is a single server solution for any small business serious about protecting their critical data and is optimized for Network Attached Storage (NAS) environments. NovaStor’s Enterprise network backup solution, NovaBACKUP DataCenter, would bring F500 references, scalability, reliability and speed to medium-large heterogeneous environments.

“There are so many great things happening at NovaStor right now and the opportunity to acquire such a resource as Rod could not have come at a better point in time,” said Stefan Utzinger, CEO at NovaStor. “Rod is a class act all the way through and there is no doubt regarding his capabilities and the value he brings to a growing company like NovaStor. Rod is tailor-made for this position and he will definitely play a fundamental role in the determining and delivering of NovaStor’s future product direction.”