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Deako believes everyone should be able to enjoy the wonderful experience of lighting design. They invented the modular light switch system which makes it easy to customize lighting with both simple and smart upgrades that have a big impact. Homeowners can upgrade their lighting at any time, without hiring an electrician, while builders can now offer a future-proof home at little to no extra cost. 

About the founders/CEO:

Derek Richardson has a breadth of experience including Vice President of a company-wide Functional Department, Business Unit General Manager, Strategic Marketing, Business Development, Product Marketing Manager, Engineering Director, and Technical Sales (Field Applications) Engineer. Prior to Deako, Derek worked at Cypress Semicondoctor, where he first worked as Marketing & Engineering Sr. Director, before becoming Vice President of Applications Engineering. He has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, from which he graduated in 2007. 

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