Patrick Sweeney

Patrick Sweeney

Area 1 Security
CEO

Before joining Area 1 in 2020, Patrick Sweeney served as CEO of Talari Networks, where he reinvigorated the company’s market leadership and completed the successful sale of the company to Oracle, Inc. Before Talari/Oracle, from 2001-2017, Patrick played key executive management roles in taking SonicWall private under Thoma Bravo; the acquisition of SonicWall by Dell Inc., and the divestiture of SonicWall to Francisco Partners. While at Dell Inc., Patrick served as vice president for the Dell Security Group and Dell Software Group.

Patrick also brings extensive high-tech industry experience in corporate marketing, product management and product marketing. He holds a BA from Tulane University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

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