Dean Drako is founder and CEO of Eagle Eye Networks, the industry’s #1 cloud video surveillance provider, which ranked as #133 in Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 list of the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Drako is also chairman of Brivo, a cloud access control company, and founder and CEO of Drako Motors, where he has launched Drako GTE, a 206-MPH, 1200HP, 4-passenger electric luxury supercar.
Drako was also founder, president and CEO of Barracuda Networks, where he created the IT security industry’s first spam filter appliance and then grew the company to more than 140 products and 150,000 customers, from Barracuda’s inception in 2003 through 2012. Barracuda went public on the NYSE. Dean has 25 years of experience building profitable, high growth, high recurring revenue technology companies. Goldman Sachs named Dean as one of the “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014.”
Mr. Drako received his BS in Electrical Engineering at University of Michigan, and his MS in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Ken Francis joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2016 after spending over two years consulting to the industries’ leading service providers on product management, services and acquisition. In his last role, Ken was responsible for ADT’s re-entry in to the commercial market. Once launched, Ken’s focus shifted to the commercial and small business product and acquisition strategies.
Prior to ADT, Ken was the COO and co-founder of Securadyne, a full service security solution provider. At Securadyne Ken developed the hosted, managed and monitored product strategy and led daily operations.
Previously, Ken served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for UTC’s Global Security Products manufacturing business and led the GE Security, Integrated Systems Program as the Global Product General Manager. In both roles, Ken was responsible for the growth of software based video and access control products through the leadership of international product management teams and the expansion of global channels.
These experiences provided a unique insight in to the enterprise and small-business security markets and the fast growing use of cloud technologies for the improvement of channel partner’s and customer’s cost reductions.
Chief Technology Officer
Steve Roskowski drives the design and development of Eagle Eye Networks technology. Steve has over 30 years in software, hardware, and system development, Steve has been implementing connected cloud-based solutions since before the world wide web.
Steve has founded multiple companies including VIAAS, a cloud based video camera company. Steve holds over 30 patents, and received a BS in Computer Science from CalTech.
VP, Operations & Business Development
Hans Kahler is responsible for national account relationships and strategic partnerships at Eagle Eye Networks.
Previously, Hans architected and led IBM’s team on web-based applications for enterprise management of unstructured data; a project that saved IBM $100M annually. He also led a worldwide rollout of IBM’s city-wide video surveillance and analytics system, with installations in Chicago and New York City. This system used computer vision algorithms for real-time detection and fast forensic search.
Hans developed partnerships with video surveillance system manufacturers for a command and control system company, researched and created product specifications for a cloud-based security health monitoring service, and led the physical security business unit for a networking company.
Managing Director, EMEA
Rishi Lodhia is a serial entrepreneur and a pioneer in cloud-based video surveillance. He disrupted the video surveillance industry several times by taking a quantum leap ahead of the market with new innovations. As CEO and Co-Founder of Cameramanager, he launched one of the world’s first cloud-based video surveillance platform, and as CEO of Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe, he launched NuboCam, the world’s first 4G/LTE video surveillance camera.
In 2013, Cameramanager was acquired by Panasonic. Since June 2017, the company belongs to Eagle Eye Networks, where Rishi holds the position of Managing Director for the EMEA region.
Technical Director, EMEA
Tijmen Vos is a Dutch businessman and entrepreneur who disrupted the cloud-based video surveillance industry several times. He is best known as Co-Founder and CTO of Cameramanager, a leading cloud-based video surveillance platform and NuboCam, the world’s first 4G/LTE video surveillance camera.
In 2013, Cameramanager was acquired by Panasonic. Since June 2017, the company belongs to Eagle Eye Networks, where Tijmen holds the position of Technical Director for the EMEA region.
Director of Finance
Ruben Castilla joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2017 and is responsible for the Finance and Accounting Department.
Previously, Ruben had spent over a decade working with Austin area startups in a multitude of industries, providing sound financial leadership, developing and implementing operational policies and procedures, and overseeing teams in the US and abroad.
Ruben holds an Accounting Degree (BBA) from The University of Texas at Austin and still resides in the area with his wife and two children.
Director of Sales, EMEA
Ari Dinar brings 18 years of business development, sales, and management experience in the security industry. In his previous role, before moving to the Netherlands, he was a part of a team which became Europe’s fastest growing security companies. He ran the Integrated Solutions and National Accounts division of Pronet in Turkey. He also led the launch of Waternet in Turkey, a subscription-based water purification service and the fastest growing direct sales company in its field. Ari joined Panasonic Cloud Management Services in 2014 as the Commercial Director.
VP, Asia Pacific
Priscilla Lin is responsible for developing strategic partnerships and driving international channel sales for the Asia Pacific region.
Priscilla has more than 18 years of marketing, sales and management experiences in the Information and Communications Technology industry, including most recently 11 years as Senior Director of Sales at Supermicro (SMCI, NASDAQ) where she contributed to more than US $150M in 2013 annual sales, which was approximately 12% of company’s annual revenue. Priscilla has a BS in Economics and an MBA from the State University of New York, Buffalo.