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.
David Golob has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since December 2005. He joined Francisco Partners as a Partner in 2001 and focuses primarily on investments in the software segment. Prior to joining Francisco Partners, Golob was a Managing Director with Tiger Management, where he was co-head of the global technology group. He spent seven years as a private equity investor focused on the software industry at General Atlantic Partners and Sutter Hill Ventures. Earlier in his career, he was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company and a Product Manager with Newport Systems Solutions, Inc. (acquired by Cisco). Golob holds an A.B. from Harvard College, suma cumlaude, and an M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business.
Gordon Stitt has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since June 2007. Stitt is currently Chief Executive Officer of Nebula, Inc., a provider of hardware and software solutions that enable large private cloud computing solutions. Prior to Nebula, he co-founded Extreme Networks, and served as president and CEO since the company's inception in 1996. Prior to Extreme Networks, Stitt co-founded Network Peripherals and served as Vice President of Marketing and Vice President and General Manager of the OEM Business Unit. He also held executive positions in corporate marketing at Sun Microsystems and was Director of Marketing and Sales at Ven-Tel. Stitt holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business, U.C. Berkeley and a B.S. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Santa Clara University.
Jim Goetz has served on the Barracuda Board of Directors since July 2009. Goetz has been a managing member of Sequoia Capital Operations, LLC, a venture capital firm, since June 2005. His current areas of interest include mobile and enterprise companies. He has helped create and grow a number of technology companies and product lines to market leading positions both as an entrepreneur and as an investor. In 1996, he co-founded VitalSigns Software (ALU) where he assembled and led the team that pioneered end-user performance management with Net.Medic and application performance market with VitalSuite. Prior to VitalSigns, Goetz was the Vice President of Network Management for Bay Networks (Synoptics). He has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.
As Co-Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Barracuda, Michael Perone is responsible for worldwide communications and marketing strategies, including corporate brand management and identity. 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.
Zachary Levow is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at Barracuda and has served on Barracuda’s Board since inception of the company. 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.
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.
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 Extreme Networks, Inc., a network hardware company, 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.
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