BJ Jenkins, a 20-year IT industry veteran, has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Barracuda since November 2012. In November 2013, he led the company's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange. Previously, he served as President of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) Division. Jenkins joined EMC in 1998 and held a wide range of EMC senior leadership roles before becoming President of the BRS Division, including serving as Chief of Staff for the division, where he led the highly successful post-merger integration of Data Domain as the foundation for the newly formed division. Under his leadership, the BRS Division contributed significantly to EMC’s growth. Over the years, he also held the positions of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing; Vice President of Telecom, Media and Entertainment and Outsourcing Sales; Vice President of Global Field Marketing and Director of Operations Global Channels. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned a B.S. degree in general engineering, and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Zachary Levow is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda. Levow leads the innovation and development of Barracuda’s security and storage solutions. Prior to Barracuda, Levow was Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer for Affinity Path, a self-service, private label and profitable DSL/dial-up ISP. Prior to Affinity Path, he was Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Spinway Inc., which was acquired by Kmart Corporation. During his tenure at Spinway, Levow was the lead developer of the Spinway architecture. Levow has worked as a software development and architectural software design consultant for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Computer Sciences Corporation, Cadence Design Systems, and Motorola Inc. He received a B.S. in mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Dustin Driggs brings more than 20 years of global financial leadership to his role as Chief Financial Officer at Barracuda. Driggs joined Barracuda in January 2007 as Director of FP&A, and most recently was VP, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for the global financial and accounting operations of the company. In his most recent position, he helped scale the finance and accounting operations from $40 million in billings to $375 million, including the company’s initial public offering in November 2013. Prior to Barracuda, he was Corporate Controller at Greenfield Networks, a network infrastructure company, which was successfully acquired by Cisco. Previously, Driggs spent more than 10 years in financial leadership positions at Cisco, including a two-year international assignment for mergers and acquisitions integration, and Controller of the Network Management Technology Group. He started his career in public accounting at Coopers & Lybrand. Driggs has a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University, and a MBA from Santa Clara University.
Rod Mathews serves as SVP & GM, Data Protection Business for Barracuda. He directs strategic product direction and development for all data protection offerings, including Barracuda's backup and archiving products and is also responsible for Barracuda’s cloud operations team and infrastructure. Prior to joining Barracuda, he served as Senior Director of Business Development for the Backup Recovery Systems division at EMC, where he led strategic initiatives and acquisition activities. Previously, Mathews led business development for Data Domain, prior to its acquisition by EMC, where he was responsible for leveraging alliances into revenue growth and for developing new routes to market in multiple geographies worldwide. Mathews has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, spanning product management, product marketing, engineering operations and investor relations positions held at leading companies including Network Appliance, Brocade Communications Systems, Enfish Technology, CyberMedia, and Quarterdeck. Mathews earned his Bachelor of Music degree from The Juilliard School.
Hatem Naguib serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Security Business at Barracuda. In this role, he has global responsibility for Barracuda's complete portfolio of award-winning, cloud-enabled security products that span network, content and application security. He brings more than 25 years of experience in high-tech companies building innovative products in enterprise software, cloud services, data center virtualization, software defined networking, and security. Most recently, Naguib was Vice President of Networking and Security at VMware, where he was responsible for the product, technical marketing and business development teams of VMware NSX, a leading software defined networking and security solution. At VMware, he helped NSX become one of the industry's fastest growing infrastructure software products. Naguib joined VMware in 2006, and held several leadership positions there, including managing the global partnerships with Cisco, EMC and HP. He also served as the VMware executive leader for VCE, the converged infrastructure startup founded by VMware, Cisco and EMC. Prior to VMware, he held engineering and sales leadership positions at several startups and global corporations including CenterRun, GE, The Walt Disney Company and Accenture.
As Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Barracuda, Michael Hughes is responsible for the strategy, direction, and execution of global sales and sales operations for the company’s diverse product portfolio. He previously served as Barracuda’s Vice President of EMEA Sales, and since taking on his current role in 2010, he has successfully grown revenue across multiple product lines. He continues to build enterprise, channel, commercial and specialist sales teams, and helps shape a culture of execution and accountability. Prior to joining Barracuda, Hughes served as Vice President of Sales for Asempra Technologies, a data protection innovator (acquired by BakBone). He also served as a sales and business development leader in Europe and America for McDATA Corporation (acquired by Brocade), Invio Software (acquired by Symantec), and publicly-traded Marimba (later acquired by BMC). A recognized industry leader, Hughes has been honored as CRN’s Channel Chief (2014, 2015, 2016), 50 Most Influential Channel Chiefs (2016), 20 Chiefs to Watch (2014), and Top Midmarket Vendor Exec (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). In addition, he leads Barracuda’s engagement with the Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF), an adopted Barracuda charity that provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can live active lifestyles. He is the Chairman of the CAF NorCal Back-to-Back event and leads other cycling and dinner events which have raised >$1M in the last few years. Hughes holds a B.S. degree in Marketing from Miami University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Erin Hintz serves as senior vice president and chief marketing officer, responsible for the company's market growth strategy, demand generation, communications, and corporate marketing. She brings more than 20 years of marketing leadership experience with demonstrated success growing SaaS businesses in both B2B and consumer products. She most recently served as CMO at Urban Airship, the leader in mobile engagement, driving 30% year-over-year revenue growth. Prior to that, she was vice president and general manager of global marketing and e-commerce for the Citrix SaaS Division, where she drove all global marketing activities and grew revenues from $350M to $700M. Prior to Citrix, she led the worldwide marketing organization of Symantec's Norton consumer business growing revenues from $350M to more than $2B during her tenure. She has held several executive roles in product management, marketing, and public relations.
Brian Babineau serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Intronis MSP Solutions, for Barracuda. In this role, he is responsible for the company's managed services business, a dedicated team focused on enabling partners to easily deliver affordable IT solutions to customers. Babineau oversees the research and development, sales, marketing and support efforts of data protection, network and security products that leverage ECHOplatform - a purpose-built platform for MSPs to streamline and optimize their businesses. Prior to this role, he served as Vice President of Product Marketing, where he was responsible for analyzing and promoting the competitive advantages and value propositions of Barracuda's entire line of security and data protection solutions. Before joining Barracuda, he was Senior Director of Field Operations Strategy at NetApp, supporting M&A diligence efforts and driving long-term go-to-market resource planning. Previously, he spent over a decade with Enterprise Strategy Group, a leading IT market research and industry consulting firm. As the Vice President of Research and Analyst Services with ESG, he led a variety of advisory engagements with various technology vendors and investors. After earning his bachelor of science degree in business from Boston College, Babineau began his career as a product manager with EMC.
Fleming Shi currently serves as Senior Vice President of Technology at Barracuda, where he leads the company’s cloud-enabled microservices technology innovation and integrations across the entire security and data protection portfolio. Fleming joined Barracuda in 2004 as the founding engineer for the company’s web security product offerings. He has 20+ patents granted or pending in the areas of network and content security. As one of the early engineers at Barracuda, he paved the way for Barracuda’s expansion into new content security product areas for the company’s web gateway security and data protection businesses, and helped create the first version of the company’s message archiving product. Fleming is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, where he received a B.S. degree in Computer Science.
Simon Yeo currently serves as senior vice president of global operations and infrastructure, responsible for Barracuda’s cloud operations, IT, and security operations. He brings over 25 years of industry experience with expertise spanning public and private cloud, datacenters, network engineering, devops, systems engineering, site reliability, storage and more. Yeo most recently served as vice president of technical operations and infrastructure at Upwork, where he built and managed multiple cross functional teams spread across the globe including Devops, SRE, DBA, IT, QA, security, and tools. Prior to Upwork he was an early employee at Meebo, acquired by Google, where he worked as vice president to technical operations, in charge of operations and IT. Yeo holds a B.S. in computer science and engineering from UCLA, and an M.S. in computer science from Stanford University.
Ken Martin serves as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Manufacturing Operations for Barracuda. In this role, he is responsible for ensuring a world-class operation with timely response to both customer orders and engineering needs. He joined the company in 2006, seamlessly growing manufacturing and logistics from running two product lines to more than 12 unique product lines. Martin has 20+ years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, operations, logistics and facilities, in both contract manufacturing and OEM environments. Prior to joining Barracuda, he was with Aspect Communications where he began as a Senior Manufacturing Engineer and was promoted through and ultimately achieved the position of Director of Manufacturing Operations and Engineering. He also worked at Harmonic Lightwaves and Symtron Corporation. Martin received a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from San Jose State University. Additionally, he served in the United States Army Corp of Engineers, achieving the rank of Captain.
As Senior Vice President of Customer Support and Success, Hossein Ghazizadeh leads Barracuda’s global team of 300+ support engineers dedicated to helping customers in maximizing the value of their Barracuda products and services. With more than 25 years of experience in customer service and support, he has developed and implemented feedback loops to capture customer response to improve technical support and ensure that quality and service exceed customer expectations. His experience and training have given him the unique ability to develop critically acclaimed systems for earning rock solid customer loyalty and enhancing Barracuda’s reputation with customers by creating a culture where customer service is the foundation for success in any business. In 2013, 2014 and 2016, his team was awarded the SC Magazine Excellence Award for Best Customer Service and Support. Prior to joining Barracuda, he held management positions within customer support at companies such as Darden Enterprise, Savvis, Cable & Wireless, Exodus and National Integration Technology. Ghazizadeh received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northern Arizona University, and an Associate degree in Computer Science from CTA.
Diane Honda serves as Senior Vice President, Human Resources, General Counsel and Secretary for Barracuda and oversees worldwide human resource and legal matters including intellectual property, transactions, subsidiary management, employment, regulatory compliance, strategic alliances and litigation. Prior to Barracuda, Ms. Honda was Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for Extreme Networks, a publicly traded network infrastructure provider. Prior to Extreme Networks, Ms. Honda held senior legal leadership positions at both public and private technology companies. She started her career as a software engineer at Hewlett Packard, and in addition to her legal roles, has held management positions in product development, customer support, and information technology. Ms. Honda holds a J.D. from Santa Clara Law School (cum laude) and a B.S in Applied Math Computer Science and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon.
Jeffry Allen has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since June 2007. Prior to his role on the board, Jeffry Allen was the Executive Vice President of Business Operations at NetApp. He managed manufacturing operations and took responsibility for content delivery and NearStore business lines as well as strategic initiatives for the SAN market. Allen joined the company in 1996 as CFO and Vice President of Finance and Operations. From July 1990 through December 1996, Allen was responsible for various operations and manufacturing roles at SynOptics Communications, Inc., a computer communications company, and subsequently at Bay Networks, the company created via the merger of SynOptics and Wellfleet Communications, Inc. Previously, Allen had a 17-year career at Hewlett-Packard Company, where he served in a variety of financial, information systems, and financial management positions, including controller for the Information Networks Group. Allen holds a B.S. degree in accounting from San Diego State University.
William "BJ" Jenkins, a 16-year IT industry veteran, has served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Board Member of Barracuda since November 2012. Previously, he served as President of EMC’s Backup Recovery Systems (BRS) Division. Jenkins joined EMC in 1998 and held a wide range of EMC senior leadership roles before becoming President of the BRS Division, including serving as Chief of Staff for the division, where he led the highly successful post-merger integration of Data Domain as the foundation for the newly formed division. Under his leadership, the BRS Division contributed significantly to EMC’s growth. Over the years, he also held the positions of Senior Vice President of Global Marketing; Vice President of Telecom, Media and Entertainment and Outsourcing Sales; Vice President of Global Field Marketing and Director of Operations Global Channels. Jenkins is a graduate of the University of Illinois, where he earned a B.S. degree in general engineering, and received his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Michael Perone is a co-founder of Barracuda Networks and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer until 2017 where he was instrumental in building the Barracuda corporate brand. He has more than 25 years of experience in the high-tech industry, and was a pioneer in delivering free Internet access to users worldwide. Perone co-founded and served as President and Board Member for Address.com, a leading free email and Internet access service that reached more than 3.5 million users (acquired by WhitePages). He also co-founded Spinway Inc. (acquired by Kmart Corporation). Additionally, Perone co-founded Affinity Path, a private-label ISP that powered and supported thousands of ISPs throughout North America. He also has held systems engineering positions with GE Aerospace. In 2007, he was named by Ernst & Young a “Technology Entrepreneur of the Year for Northern California” award recipient and today serves on the Board of Directors of Perch, the first hands-free video communication app designed to bring families together regardless of where they are located.
John H. Kispert has served as a managing partner of Black Diamond Ventures, a venture capital firm, since March 2016. Prior to Black Diamond Ventures, Mr. Kispert served as president and chief executive officer and a director of Spansion, Inc., a manufacturer of flash memory products, from February 2009 until March 2015. On March 12, 2015 Spansion completed its merger with Cypress Semiconductor Corporation, a semiconductor and electronics manufacturer. Mr. Kispert serves on the board of directors of Gigamon Inc., a provider of network traffic visibility solutions, and TriNet Group, Inc., a cloud-based professional employer organization for small and medium-sized businesses. Mr. Kispert holds a B.S. degree in political science from Grinnell College and an M.B.A. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Chet Kapoor has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since April 2017. Kapoor is currently Vice President Google Cloud and has held the position since November 2016 when Apigee was acquired by Google. Prior to his role at Google, Kapoor was the Chief Executive Officer and President and Director of Apigee Corporation, a leading technology provider for digital business, from January 2007 until November 2016. Kapoor has spent over 20 years in leadership positions at innovative software and hardware companies, including Vice President of Content Management and Search Products at IBM and Vice President/General Manager for the Integration Group of BEA Systems. Kapoor served as Chief Executive Officer of Gluecode, an open source application server company that was acquired by IBM. He also served as a Vice President at webMethods, and he held various positions at NeXT. Kapoor holds a B.S. degree in engineering from Arizona State University.
Stephen Mullaney has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since April 2017. Prior to his role on the Board, Mullaney was the Senior Vice President and General Manager at VMware, Inc., a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility, from August 2012 until September 2014. Prior to VMware, Mullaney was the CEO of Nicira, Inc. until its acquisition by VMware in 2012. His experience spans over 25 years in a variety of executive management, marketing and engineering roles at successful companies such as Palo Alto Networks, Inc., Blue Coat Systems, Inc. Force 10 Networks, Inc., ShoreTel, Inc., Bay Networks Inc. and SynOptics, Inc.. Mullaney holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Rhode Island.