Dean Drako is Founder and CEO of leading cloud video surveillance provider, Eagle Eye Networks, which ranked 133rd on the 2019 “Deloitte Technology Fast 500” list spotlighting 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 launched Drako GTE, a 206-MPH, 1200HP, four-passenger electric luxury supercar.
In addition, Drako was 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 its inception in 2003 through 2012. Barracuda went public on the NYSE. With 25-plus years of experience building profitable, high-growth, high-recurring revenue technology companies, Drako was named one of Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2014.”
Drako received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at University of Michigan, and his Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley.
Ken Francis is the President of Eagle Eye Networks, which ranked 133rd on the 2019 “Deloitte Technology Fast 500” list spotlighting the fastest growing technology companies in North America. Before joining Eagle Eye Networks in 2016, Francis launched ADT Security Services back into the commercial marketplace following the spinoff and IPO of ADT by Tyco International plc in 2012
Previously, Francis served as the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for UTC’s Global Security Products Business Unit, led the GE Security, Integrated Systems Program as the Global Product GM, and co-founded AMAG Technology, Inc. In all three roles, Francis was responsible for the growth of software-based access control and video technologies through the leadership of international product management teams and the expansion of global channels.
Francis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Florida State University and a Master of Business Administration from American University. He currently serves on the Executive Council for the Board of Directors of the Security Industry Association.
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.
Vice President, Operations and Business Development
As VP of Operations and Business Development, Hans Kahler is responsible for national account relationships, strategic partnerships, and product marketing at Eagle Eye Networks.
Previously, Kahler architected and led IBM’s team on web-based applications for enterprise management of unstructured data; a project that saved IBM $100 million, annually. He also led a worldwide rollout of IBM’s citywide 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.
Prior to that, Kahler 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.
Kahler earned a degree in Architectural Engineering from the University of Colorado.
Vice President, Engineering, Eagle Eye Cloud VMS
Eric Hyman joined Eagle Eye Networks in 2020 as Vice President of Engineering. In this role he is responsible for leading, growing, and optimizing the global engineering team.
Most recently, Hyman led the Group Collaboration Engineering organization at Polycom, where his teams built and supported next generation video endpoints and associated cloud services. In his diverse career, Hyman has also led the XBOX 360 Engineering team at Microsoft, founded successful digital photography software companies, and hand-built video games at the dawn of that industry.
Hyman attended the State University of New York (SUNY) at Farmingdale.
Vice President, Global Marketing
Tad Druart joined Eagle Eye Networks as VP of Global Marketing in 2020. He brings with him extensive leadership experience developing, executing, and sustaining marketing and communication strategies and tactics that shape perception, enhance reputation, generate demand, and drive revenue growth and customer retention. He has had significant success leading the branding, demand generation, public relations (PR), investor relations (IR), and corporate marketing programs for public and private companies, as well as nonprofits and a government entity.
Druart’s previous experience spans across industry-leading companies, including Dell, National Instruments, Abila, and Convio. He has also served as a trusted advisor to start-ups and established companies in the consumer and business-to-business markets and has led several communications/marketing teams through initial public offerings (IPOs).
Druart earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Newman University.
Managing Director, EMEA
As Managing Director of Eagle Eye Networks Europe/Middle East/Africa/India (EMEAI) operations, Rishi Lodhia fosters growth of Eagle Eye Networks across a large part of the world. Lodhia is a strong believer in creating a fast-paced organizational culture where people are empowered to get the most out of themselves and the business.
Prior to this role, Lodhia disrupted the industry when he co-founded and served as CEO of CameraManager, one of the world’s first cloud-based video surveillance platforms. In 2013, CameraManager was acquired by Panasonic, where, as CEO of Panasonic Cloud Management Service Europe, he launched NuboCam, the world’s first 4G/LTE video surveillance camera. CameraManager was then acquired by Eagle Eye Networks in 2017.
Lodhia studied International Business Science at the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.
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.