Encryptics Names Dennis J. Cagan CEO
Dennis J. Cagan has been named Encryptics CEO.
“We are very pleased to announce having a person of Dennis Cagan’s caliber as our chief executive officer,” said Chairman David Tice.
“Internet communications is at the core of our future,” Cagan said. “Encryptics is poised to lead the industry in securing those communications. We recently moved our corporate headquarters to Frisco, Texas. The fastest growing area of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, which seems appropriate as Encryptics is growing at a very exciting rate.”
Cagan is a high-technology industry executive and successful entrepreneur. He has founded or co-founded over a dozen companies and, in addition to his entrepreneurial activities, Cagan has been a C-level executive at both public and private companies. He has served as a consultant, venture capitalist, private investor, and professional board member on 46 corporate boards. In 2011 he was elected to the IT Hall of Fame – Channel Wing, administered by CompTIA.
“Dennis is an internationally recognized authority in virtually every aspect of information technology, including Internet, software, hardware, and communications, in the disciplines of strategy, sales, distribution, channels, marketing, services, logistics and distribution,” Tice said. “He has actively done business in 35 countries, has authored dozens of articles, and speaks professionally frequently.”
In 1976, Cagan founded the David Jamison Carlyle Corp. (DJC) and turned it into one of the country’s largest distributors of computer peripherals, taking DJC public in 1981.
He has consulted with AT&T, IBM, Kodak, Xerox, among others. Cagan moved from Santa Barbara to Dallas in 2006 to serve as CEO of TWL Corp. He founded, and still is involved in the Santa Barbara Technology Group LLC, a private incubator and investment firm engaged primarily in working with, and investing in, early-sate technology companies.
“I look forward to starting a similar group here in Texas,” he said.
Cagan attended the University of California at Los Angeles where he majored in economics, and he has served in the United States Marine Corps.