CIO Dean Drougas at Atheros

Placement Announcement

About Dean

Dean Drougas comes to Atheros from Extreme Networks where he was Chief Information Officer. Prior to Extreme, he was CIO at Hyperion Solutions and served as CIO and VP of Information Systems/Director of Worldwide Desktop Services at Silicon Graphics. He received a BA degree in Computational Mathematics from Albion College and holds an MS degree in Information Systems from Northeastern.

Dean Drougas, CIO

August, 2010. Lonergan Partners is pleased to announce that Dean Drougas has been named Chief Information Officer at Atheros Communications.

About Atheros

Atheros Communications is a global leader in innovative technologies for wireless and wired communications. Atheros combines its wireless and networking systems expertise with high-performance radio frequency (RF), mixed signal and digital semiconductor design skills to provide highly integrated chipsets that are manufactured on low-cost, standard complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) processes.


In looking for Atheros’ first CIO, we focused on finding a person who had built world class IT organizations in high growth companies coupled with a strong business acumen,” stated Jack Lazar, CFO & VP of Corporate Development at Atheros. “Dean represents the ideal mix of these characteristics and we are excited that he has joined us as a critical contributor to our ongoing growth plans.

Jack Lazar, CFO & VP of Corporate Development at Atheros

Atheros is experiencing transformational growth which is driving the need for world class infrastructure support. Dean has deep experience and the skills that will be invaluable in delivering the technology platform required for success.

Mark Lonergan, Founder and Managing Partner, Lonergan Partners

I am excited to be joining the outstanding Atheros team. I look forward to the impact IT can have on our customers, partners, and employees, in making Atheros a great company with which to do business.

Dean Drougas, CIO, Atheros