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Barracuda to Expand in Ann Arbor

With support from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corp, Barracuda Networks (NYSE: CUDA) is expanding in Ann Arbor. As part of the expansion, Barracuda intends to add 115 new jobs in downtown Ann Arbor over the next four years.

“Barracuda has been a long-time supporter of Ann Arbor, and it’s exciting to see the company continue to thrive here,” said Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. “Barracuda is an active participant in our tech ecosystem and draws attention to the great innovation-based careers available in the Ann Arbor region. Ann Arbor SPARK will continue to support Barracuda as it grows.”

Barracuda’s solutions are built for today’s IT professional, and empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. More than 150,000 organizations worldwide trust Barracuda to protect their networks and data, and leverage Barracuda’s broad portfolio of cloud-enabled security and data protection solutions that are available through appliance, virtual appliance, cloud, and hybrid deployment options.

Ann Arbor SPARK will support Barracuda’s expansion via its Job Portal, which helps facilitate connections between the highly talented workforce and employers located in the region. Ann Arbor SPARK will also help by promoting talent mixers to assist with recruiting high quality talent through the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, and other targeted groups. Barracuda’s open positions will also be featured in Ann Arbor SPARK’s Talent Newsletter, a bi-weekly e-newsletter sent to over 10,000 subscribers.

In addition, Ann Arbor SPARK will use its integrated marketing platform to help increase awareness of Barracuda’s job openings. Barracuda will be able to leverage Ann Arbor SPARK’s targeted social media network to increase its visibility to job seekers across LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as via Ann Arbor SPARK’s website.

About Ann Arbor SPARK

Ann Arbor SPARK, a non-profit organization, is advancing the region by encouraging and supporting business acceleration, attraction and retention. The organization identifies and meets the needs of business at every stage, from start-ups to large organizations. Ann Arbor SPARK collaborates with business, academic, government, and community investor partners including the University of Michigan, Eastern Michigan University, Washtenaw Community College, Washtenaw County, Livingston County, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone (LDFA), Washtenaw County etcs/Michigan Works!, the City of Ann Arbor, Bank of Ann Arbor and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. For more information, please call (734) 761-9317 or visit www.AnnArborUSA.org.

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