|University of California - Berkeley, BA|
|Northwestern University, MS|
Founder & CEO of Paglo (acquired by Citrix)
Brian de Haaff has been a pioneer in online services that target consumers and SMBs for the last 15 years.
He has led the sale of multiple companies and has held leadership roles in both private and public companies.
Brian has served as the CEO of two companies with expertise in SaaS, strategic planning, corporate development and M&A, operations, product management and marketing. He has created and helped develop four new categories of technology and has held senior strategy and marketing positions at multiple successful startups.
He co-founded Paglo (SaaS IT Management) and led the company as CEO to an acquisition by Citrix [NASDAQ - CTXS] in January 2010. At Network Chemistry as the CEO, he led the successful sale of the company’s wireless security business to Aruba Networks [NASDAQ - ARUN] in July 2008. Prior to Network Chemistry, he led strategy and set the product direction for Netli, the leading SaaS application delivery company, ultimately leading to an acquisition by Akamai [NASDAQ - AKAM] for nearly $200M. Prior to that, he held senior positions at RouteScience, which was acquired by Avaya, and at Concentric Network (ISP and SaaS), which was acquired by XO Communications for nearly $2B.
Brian graduated with honors with a MS in Marketing from Northwestern University and a BA in Philosophy from the University of California, Berkeley.