About Us

Our sister company Safe4 began trading in 2010 to harness the power of cloud-based technology to provide a secure repository for highly confidential client data. The business grew steadily over the years but in 2019 it was decided to set up S4Encrypt, a truly dedicated company to create bespoke front-end solutions for clients using the cloud based digital vaults provided by Safe4.

Whilst the concept of using the cloud to store and share confidential or important data has not changed much over the years the need for special solutions to collect, store and manage data safely for quick retrieval has grown exponentially over the past few years.

Each user vault has a standard file or folder configuration but most clients show a clear need for file and folder configurations to suit their particular circumstances.

We now have over 180,000 individual vault users operating mainly in the United Kingdom but our business in other territories is growing fast.

The Team

Chief Executive Officer

Mike Rolf

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Operating Officer

Ben Martin

Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer

Paul D. Stallard

Chief Marketing Officer
Non Executive Director

David Ross

Non Executive Director
Chief Solutions Architect

Richard Higginbotham

Chief Solutions Architect
Chief Sales Officer

Steve Edge

Chief Sales Officer

Mike Rolf

Chief Executive Officer

Mike has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Information Systems from the University of South Africa. As well as being a key founder member of S4Encrypt, he heads up the S4Encrypt activity in South Africa and is also targeting other territories in sub-Saharan Africa. He has been responsible for founding and growing a number of highly successful businesses, including SPL, CCH and DocQnet.

Mike was CEO of Cordys (Africa) until 2014, and has become recognised as one of South Africa’s leading proponents of cloud technology. His wide experience of successful business development, coupled with many years of involvement in a range of document-centric system implementation projects, gives Mike a unique perspective on the opportunities for S4Encrypt in African and international markets.

Ben Martin

Chief Operating Officer

Ben graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of London, and began his career with Bayer, the international chemical and pharmaceutical company. He moved into the IT sector in the early 1980s, and he has been involved in electronic document management since the middle of that decade. He has held sales director roles with innovative leading companies in that sector, including Anite and Spescom Software. He has been responsible for sales and business development management in the UK, Europe, the USA and South Africa.

With S4Encrypt, Ben is responsible for sales and business development activities in the UK and internationally.

Paul D. Stallard

Chief Marketing Officer

Paul has worked with some of the world’s largest banks and financial services companies – HSBC, Lloyds Bank Group, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank AG, Unicredit, Northern Rock (good bank), Hargreaves Lansdown, Euromoney, DST International, Riyad Bank, BSF Bank in Saudi Arabia and Bank Muscat in Oman.

Paul specialises in strategic management, innovation, optimizing digital sales & marketing strategies, product management and proposition development.

For the past 6 years Paul has also been working with some of the UK’s best and most exciting fintech organisations.

Married with three daughters, Paul published his first book ‘Next Generation Finance’ in 2011. He attended Aston University and he has an MBA from the University of Bradford School of Management. He is both a Graduate and a Fellow of The London Institute of Banking & Finance and Chief Examiner for the Institute on the subject of ‘Strategic Management and Innovation in Banking’. He is also a Chartered Marketer, a Graduate and Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Marketing.

David Ross ACII, Chartered Insurance Practitioner

Non Executive Director

David is a time served insurance professional having worked in the general insurance sector for nearly 40 years. An experienced executive and non-executive director, David has worked for both large corporates and small / medium sized enterprises. He also set up his own niche insurance and service business which he sold in 2018.

David now works with the boards and executive teams of a small but varied range of organisations helping them to develop and grow. He has particular specialisms in niche and ancillary product markets, affinity and membership distribution channels and businesses which operate in the PRA / FCA regulated environment.

Richard Higginbotham

Chief Solutions Architect

Richard Higginbotham is a process transformation expert and business development-oriented Marketing Director with extensive growth, innovation and transformation expertise (British Gas, IBM, nPower, Nationwide Building Society, Betfair).

Steve Edge

Chief Sales Officer

Steve has a highly successful international track record working with complex business solutions, effectively combining a solid commercial instinct with creative thinking and well-developed client engagement skills such that he always sees the big picture, thinks outside the box, influences opinion and delivers effective improvement programs.

He has gained considerable skill and experience from working across Europe and North American with and for technology and change organisations including PTC, GEIP, DHL, SAP, AspenTech delivering ERP, SCM, PLM, MES, IoT, and digital transformation.