Meet the Company Series : Barracuda Networks


Are you looking to join a new team, or just want to learn more about the local tech community? Join us for the GDI Careers panel series “Meet the Company” and get a glimpse into the lives of local tech companies from the people that experience it every day!

In our sixth event of this series, you’ll get to hear from employees at Barracuda Networks about what it’s like to be a part of the Barracuda team, how they got there, and what their roles and responsibilities are.

Note: Your $3 admission fee is a direct donation to Girl Develop It scholarships. Receipts available upon request – please email [masked]

Schedule for the evening

6:00 – 6:15 Snacks and GDI Intro

6:15 – 7:15 Moderated Panel Discussion

7:15 – 7:45 Open Q&A

7:45 – 8:00 Networking

Dinner and refreshments will be provided courtesy of Barracuda Networks

MODERATED BY: Ronda Bergman, Co-Founder of GDI Ann Arbor


Dana Woolcock – Software Engineer in Test: “I have been in IT since 2008. After spending[masked] working my way from Helpdesk Technician to Helpdesk Coordinator at U of M-Flint while getting my BA in English, I decided I wanted a bit of a change. I started at Barracuda in the spring of 2015 as QA on the Common Team and have since moved into working on procedural and compliance projects in addition to my QA duties.”

Sarah Przybyla – Associate Product Manager: “I started programming at 13. My mother tongue is Java. In high school, I worked for an ethical hacking firm and helped to create the first WPA2 cracking device. I received my Bachelors of Science from Michigan Technological University in the spring of 2016. During my collegiate career, I worked as a product management intern here at Barracuda Networks. After graduating, I was hired as an Associate Product Manager. Today, I help provide the high level roadmap and project definition for Barracuda Backup.”

Jessica Haralson – Director of Program Management: “I am the Director of Program Management for Barracuda Networks.  I live in Dexter, and have worked for Barracuda for nearly 3 years.  I am married with 2 children.  In my professional past, I have been a Quality Engineer for OnStar, the Quality Assurance and Release Manager for Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy, and the Director of Application Development for Diplomat Specialty Pharmacy.  I have a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.  I’m a parent of school-aged athletes, so my free time includes a lot of athletic events, and I’m also an ACE Certified Personal Trainer and Insanity Live Certified Instructor.”

Aruna Jayaraman- Senior Technical Recruiter: “I have over 10 years of talent acquisition and corporate recruiting experience in finding talent in information technology, finance, accounting, sales, legal, customer service, operations and human resources. Currently, I’m working as a Senior Technical Recruiter at Barracuda Networks, enhancing operational objectives and overall productivity by utilizing industry best practices, advanced analytics and monitoring staffing objectives. Competencies: End-end recruiting, talent acquisition pipeline, social media, planning and implementation,assessment and selection, and training and development. Committed to finding the right talent and changing lives!”

Pallavi Panchal – Engineering Manager: “I have been living in Ann Arbor, Michigan with my husband and two kids for over 10 years. We enjoy the town and find that there are numerous things to do for everybody. Most important for us has been the ability to participate in outdoor activities during all four seasons. In my current role I am responsible for managing a project that involves integration with different teams across the globe. I have almost 15 years of experience in the field of technology working primarily on Banking and Security Solutions. I received a Bachelor of Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune in India. In my free time I enjoy reading, exploring new restaurants and spending time with my family.”


Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems. Our products span three distinct markets, including: 1) content security, 2) networking and application delivery, as well as 3) data storage, protection, and disaster recovery.

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