Dean is President & CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, which he founded in 2012, leading it to be the first cloud-based video surveillance company to provide both cloud and on-premise recording. Dean Drako was also founder, President and CEO of Barracuda Networks, leading them to create the industry’s first email security appliance in 2003. By the time he resigned his operating role at Barracuda Networks’ in 2012, Drako had grown the company to be a broad line networking company with hundreds of millions and annual revenues and more than 140 products spanning security, networking, backup, and data protection, with ~1000 employees and 150,000 customers. In 2007, he was named “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year” for Northern California by Ernst & Young.
In 1995, Drako was founder, President and CEO of Design Acceleration Inc., which developed design verification products used by nearly every semiconductor company in the world; Drako sold the Company to Cadence Design Systems (Ticker:CDNS) in 1999. In 1999, he founded Boldfish, an enterprise messaging solutions provider, which was acquired by Siebel Systems in 2003. In addition to founding Barracuda Networks in 2003, Drako also founded IC Manage, a company that manages semiconductor R&D teams’ data, which he continues to run as President and CEO. Drako is a member of CTAN.