The Team

Mike Rolfe, 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, Business Development Director

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 Stallard, Chief Marketing Officer

Paul has worked for 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.

Luke Fowler, Chief Technology Officer

Luke has worked with some of the most progressive companies in Africa, including Stanbic and DocQnet. He is an experienced solutions architect and specialises in the conceptualisation and delivery of solutions that provide process efficiency enhancements.

Luke has overseen the implementation of solutions that take advantage of today’s most advanced technologies in identity verification, including biometric attestation using smartphones. He has also been responsible for designing and driving the development of mobile apps that complement the core systems he has worked with. In his role as CTO for S4Encrypt he manages a software development team that is skilled in creating applications using both traditional and low-code methodologies.

The role of CTO also has a vital input to the business development and sales activities of S4Encrypt, and Luke has played a key role in securing successful outcomes for a series of campaigns in his career to date.