Dedrone, a provider of counter-drone technology, has appointed Aaditya Devarakonda as president and chief business officer. Devarakonda will join Dedrone co-founders Joerg Lamprecht (CEO), Rene Seeber (CTO) and Ingo Seebach (COO) as a key executive overseeing global sales, marketing, business development, product and finance. He will be based in Dedrone’s headquarters in San Francisco, Calif.
Aaditya Devarakonda joins Dedrone from Centerview Partners where he was a senior member of the technology investment banking group based out of Palo Alto. He brings years of experience as a trusted advisor and thought partner to CEOs, boards and management teams.
“This is a tremendous time to join Dedrone,” Devarakonda said. “The counter-drone market is at an inflection point, where organizations can no longer ignore the airspace threat. Dedrone is the market leader for counter-drone technology, and the founders have assembled a phenomenal team of world-class product developers, researchers and commercial leaders. The winning combination of strong product, robust customer base and marquee investors make Dedrone primed for success, and I look forward to amplifying the exceptional work that this company has already accomplished.”
“I am thrilled to welcome Aaditya to Dedrone,” said Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone. “Aaditya comes to Dedrone having worked with us for almost a year. He has done a tremendous job in shaping the product and commercial strategy for the company and has led multiple large-scale partnerships that will fuel the next stage of our growth. He has a great combination of big picture strategic thinking and a hands-on leadership style. We are pleased to officially have Aaditya onboard as a Dedrone team member.”
Founded in 2014, Dedrone provides counter-drone technology allowing organizations to identify, track and eliminate airspace threats. Dedrone’s capabilities are used in three of the G7 countries, correctional facilities, critical infrastructure establishments, airports and corporations, among other public and private organizations.
Venky Ganesan, partner at Menlo Ventures, and investor at Dedrone, said, “Aaditya is the perfect fit for Dedrone as they look to scale the company to the next level. His strategic understanding of different business models across multiple markets within software and hardware, his experience to negotiate and close large deals and ability to lead a global team are key skills that set him apart. I am excited to see Dedrone grow under Aaditya’s well-rounded experience and leadership.”