Bob Chaput is the founder and owner of Data Mountain LLC (Data Mountain), a data security, online data backup and recovery, disaster recovery and data protection services firm. Data Mountain’s flagship service, LiveVault® Server Online Backup Service is used by 100s of Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers across the world.
Mr. Chaput is an educator, executive consultant and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience in contingency planning, disaster recovery and data protection planning.
He founded Data Mountain in 2001. From January 2006 to December 2008, Mr. Chaput completed a special assignment at Healthways, Inc. as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. While at Healthways, a publically-traded company, his responsibilities included regulatory compliance and specifically, data security, disaster recovery and business continuity planning. During 2006-2008 timeframe, interim management operated Data Mountain for him. In May 2009, he assumed leadership responsibility for the Data Mountain business again.
From 1997-1999, Mr. Chaput was Vice President in Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems, Inc. with general management responsibility for building an information technology consulting and services practice in the health care sector. In this capacity, he served as CIO for a number of healthcare clients and led the development of business continuity and disaster recovery plans for these firms.
From 1993 through 1997, Mr. Chaput served as Vice President – Johnson and Johnson Networking and Computing Services and CIO. He was a member of Johnson & Johnson’s Corporate Office of Information Management (COIM). He ran a $120 million services company serving 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies around the world. During his four years in this turn-around assignment, he developed the worldwide I/T infrastructure vision, strategy and global organization and executed plans to improve quality, reliability and service while significantly lowering unit costs (35%) and realizing previously unachieved economies of scale. His responsibilities included business continuity and disaster recovery planning.
Before joining Johnson & Johnson in 1993, Mr. Chaput was Vice President, Technology Operations at General Electric Information Services, a global leader in network-based services and electronic commerce. Mr. Chaput shared P&L responsibility as a direct report to the CEO and led reengineering programs resulting in annual savings of $10 million while increasing business volume 15-20%. He was also a member of a small executive team that started-up GE’s entry into the Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery business, after having built GE’s internal Disaster Recovery Facility.
Mr. Chaput holds Masters and Bachelors degrees in Mathematics from Clark University and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, respectively. In 1999-2000, Mr. Chaput completed a six-month Advanced Engineering Certificate program at the Vanderbilt University School of Engineering. He holds Microsoft Certified Professional + Internet (MCP+I), Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), A+, Network+ and I-Net+ technical certifications.
Mr. Chaput began his career in education. He taught mathematics and computer science for five years (1973-1978) at the middle school, junior college and college level. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the ITT Technical Institute and Belmont University where he helped design and deliver Belmont’s new Computer Network Technology (CNT) program. He remains a member of the ITT Technical Institute Advisory Committee.
His company, Data Mountain, is a member of the Brentwood Chamber of Commerce and the Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Chaput serves as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Nashville Technology Council, as well.
He is also a member of the Association of Contingency Planners (ACP). Mr. Chaput is active in the community – he is a former Rotarian, completed Leadership Brentwood in 2004, and was a member of the board of the McNeilly Center for Children and Brentwood Chamber of Commerce.
Data Mountain LLC
9180 Brushboro Court
Brentwood, TN 37027
Phone: (615) 656-4299
Fax: (866) 734-1181www.DataMountain.com