Deako | About

About Us


Meet the Team



Adrian Bardue

Design


Stephen Bird

Software


Blake Bryant

Software


Nic Cohn

Quality Assurance


Nathan Diehl

Product


Kurtiss Hare

Software


Kirkwood Hines

Mechanical


Guru Iyer

Engineering


Kaitlin LaCaille

Customer Success


Susana Machado

Marketing


Angela Martenson

Sales


Andrew Mast

Software


Kyle Montgomery

Mechanical


Wes Nicol

COO


Patrick Prendergast

Electrical


Marina Resto

Marketing


Derek Richardson

CEO


David Switzer

Software


Adam Tapias

Manufacturing


Nathan Weathers

Sales

How it all started


Like most great inventions, Deako was founded out of a simple need: for connected lighting to function well, look terrific and not cost a fortune. After researching and living with partial solutions, we realized people really needed an easily upgradable lighting system and wanted the flexibility to control the switches with or without their mobile device. The team set about making the idea into a tangible reality and Deako has been lighting up homes ever since.

A Bloomberg 2017 top 50 Global Start-Up and Y-Combinator Alumni, Deako is a Seattle Tech company that set out to create beautiful, personal, smart lighting systems that people can afford.