Michael Perone has been a pioneer in the high-tech industry for more than 30 years. Michael’s sales enablement, lead generation, and online marketing strategies have set industry standards that countless other companies emulate today.
He co-founded Barracuda Networks in 2003. As Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Michael led worldwide communications and marketing strategies, including corporate brand management and identity. Under his marketing leadership, Barracuda grew to over $400M in annual revenue and executed a successful IPO.
Prior to Barracuda, he 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), a free ISP that powered retail branded ISPs, including Kmart’s Bluelight.com Internet service, as well as Costco, Barnes and Noble, Yahoo, Home Depot, and many others.
Additionally, Michael 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.
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