Michael Perone, VP Marketing
Michael Perone has long been a visionary in delivering free Internet access to users worldwide. As co-founder and Vice President of Marketing at Barracuda Networks, Michael is responsible for overall marketing and communications strategy, including corporate brand management and identity. Michael started his career as a systems engineer and spent several years working in corporate IT at both GE Aerospace and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratories. As a consultant to Lockheed/Martin, one of his projects was to transition 70,000 email seats to a new email platform. In 1998, Michael co-founded Address.com, a leading free email and Internet access service with over 2.5 million users. Prior to Address.com, Michael co-founded Spinway, Inc., the fastest growing Internet Service Provider (ISP) in history, reaching eight million customers in just eight months. Spinway was later acquired by Kmart Corporation. Michael also co-founded Affinity Path, the fastest growing private label ISP in the world, powering and supporting over 5,000 ISPs throughout North America. Michael is an advisor to Kettera Corporation, Peerflix and also serves on the board of directors for Address.com.