Dean Drako is founder, President & CEO of IC Manage, a design & IP management and big data analytics company, which ranked in the Deloitte Fast 500 fastest growing technology companies. Dean is also founder, President and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, a cloud video surveillance provider, where he recently announced a 93% compounded annual growth from 2015 through 2018.
Drako is also founder, and former president and CEO of Barracuda Networks, where he developed the IT security industry’s first spam filter appliance. From Barracuda’s inception in 2003 through 2012, Drako grew the company to be an IT security industry leader, with more than $200 million in annual sales, and 150,000 customers. Barracuda Networks completed their IPO in 2013.
In 2007, Mr. Drako won the Ernst and Young Northern California Entrepreneur of the Year for Networking and Communications. Mr. Drako did his undergraduate study at University of Michigan in Electrical Engineering, received his MS in Electrical Engineering from University of California at Berkeley, and holds 36 patents.