Diane serves on the Board and Compensation Committee of the Hillman Group (Nasdaq: HLMN), a leading provider of retail building solutions, and on the Board and Audit Committee of Lucidworks, Inc., a provider of next-generation AI-powered search applications, with a focus on governance, cybersecurity, and human capital matters. Diane previously served on the Board of Java Joy, a non-profit organization committed to providing meaningful employment for adults with disabilities, and as an elected Trustee on the Governing Board of the Las Lomitas School District in Menlo Park, CA, serving as its President and Clerk. During her eight-year term, Diane collaborated with District leadership on financial, labor, and safety measures, and under her leadership, the Board successfully raised $130M in public bonds to finance significant improvements and modernization to the school’s technology, infrastructure, and facilities.
Diane Honda also served as the Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Secretary of Barracuda Networks. Diane led Barracuda’s global legal, compliance, risk management, human resource, and real estate functions. Since taking Barracuda public in 2012, she has overseen ~$300M in acquisitions and executed sales of the company to two leading private equity firms. She provided thought leadership and oversight on operational and business transformation, mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and data privacy, corporate culture, benefits and compensation, succession planning, ethics, and corporate governance.
Prior to joining Barracuda, Diane held executive roles leading technical and business operations organizations in Fortune50, private, and mid-size companies, in the areas of software engineering, quality assurance, information systems, channel marketing, and financial services. Diane has also owned and managed a retail business located in California, with growing revenue in excess of $5M annually.
Diane holds a JD from Santa Clara University School of Law and Bachelor of Science degrees in Applied Math/Computer Science and Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon.