Rod Mathews serves as Senior VP & General Manager, Data Protection Business, for Barracuda. He directs strategic product direction and development for all data protection offerings, including Barracuda's backup and archiving products, and is also responsible for Barracuda's cloud operations team and infrastructure. Prior to joining Barracuda, he served as Senior Director of Business Development for the Backup Recovery Systems division at EMC, where he led strategic initiatives and acquisition activities. Previously, Mathews led business development for Data Domain, before its acquisition by EMC, where he was responsible for leveraging alliances into revenue growth and for developing new routes to market in multiple geographies worldwide. Mathews has more than 20 years of experience in the high-tech industry, spanning product management, product marketing, engineering operations, and investor relations positions held at leading companies including Network Appliance, Brocade Communications Systems, Enfish Technology, CyberMedia, and Quarterdeck.