Jerry Chase is our President and Chief Executive Officer, having joined Bsquare in September 2013. Jerry was a member of the Bsquare board of directors prior to that. Before Bsquare, Jerry was CEO and director at Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), a provider of secure software, and embedded and external hardware solutions. Prior to that, Jerry served as CEO and director at Terayon (acquired by Motorola), then a publicly traded cable, satellite and telecom supplier of digital video networking applications. Earlier, Jerry was Chairman and CEO of Thales Broadcast & Multimedia, a supplier of transmission, digital video and test equipment to television and radio broadcast and telecom broadband markets based in Paris. Jerry held a variety of senior management roles earlier in his career, including General Manager at General Instrument, and Vice President, Systems Engineering & Program Management at Scientific Atlanta.
Jerry is a former United States Marine Corps officer and pilot and holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in addition to a BS in Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University. Jerry currently serves as a board member of East Carolina University’s BB&T Center for Leadership Development.
Peter Biere is our Chief Financial Officer, having joined Bsquare in December of 2016. Peter is an operationally focused senior financial executive with a track record of building value in middle market, emerging growth and early stage private and public companies. Prior to Bsquare, Peter was the CFO of two NASDAQ listed companies, Zones (now private) and Lumera (now GigPeak). Mr. Biere’s technology industry expertise includes R&D and services as well as software and software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies with leadership experience including business formation, cash management, multiple-stage capital funding, business support systems, teambuilding, exit strategies including IPO and M&A, SEC reporting, SOX implementation and compliance as well as performing interim CEO, COO and general management assignments.
Peter earned his BBA and MA in Accounting from the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Keri Smith is our Vice President of Human Resources, having joined Bsquare in March, 2016. Keri is a strategic global leader with expertise managing a full range of human resources and organizational development activities designed to optimize employee engagement, employee growth and development, and overall business results. Prior to Bsquare, Keri was Global Human Resource Director at Precor, a manufacturer of premium fitness equipment. Earlier in her career, Keri held senior human resources positions with Honeywell, The Washington Post, Paccar, and US Airways.
Keri earned her MS in leadership from Grand Canyon University and her BA in history from University of North Carolina, Greensboro, where she was magna cum laude.
Christi Muoneke serves as our General Counsel and Vice President of Legal. She joined Bsquare in October 2017. In this role, she oversees the company’s legal and compliance function, which includes business and IP strategy, global and domestic transactions, corporate governance, public company reporting, equity, regulatory, privacy, intellectual property, immigration, risk and litigation management, as well as shareholder relations management. Prior to Bsquare, Christi was Deputy General at DocuSign. Prior to that, she was at Microsoft for a good portion of her career, leaving in 2006 to serve as GC or DGC at a number of start-ups, including Isilon Systems (subsequently acquired by EMC) and Zones (now private). In both companies, she was part of the team that executed the initial public offering.
Christi earned her JD from Stanford Law School in 1992, as well as undergraduate and Masters degrees (M. Arch) in Architecture, from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Dave Wagstaff is our Chief Technology Officer, having joined Bsquare in November, 2013. In this role Mr. Wagstaff drives a comprehensive and integrated strategy for all Bsquare products including DataV, the company’s Internet of Things offerings. Dave has held a number of senior and strategic technology positions including Chief Architect, Advanced Solutions at Lantronix (NASDAQ: LTRX), Director of Engineering at Lantronix, Director, Software Development at Open Text, Inc. and Software Development Manager at both Gauss Interprise, Inc. and Diebold from May 1980 to September 1999.
Kevin Walsh is our Vice President of Marketing, having joined Bsquare in July, 2015. In this capacity, Kevin drives all aspects of marketing including product and partner strategy as well as marketing communications and public relations. Prior to Bsquare, Kevin was Vice President of Marketing at Siaras, a cloud software innovator. Earlier in his career, Kevin held executive marketing positions in a variety of networking, software, and cloud startups and has participated in four successful initial public offerings, including Cyan (NASDAQ: CYAN), Calix (NASDAQ: CALX), Accelerated Networks (purchased by Calix), and Xylan (Purchased by Alcatel Lucent).
Mr. Walsh received his MBA from Pepperdine University and his BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.
Scott Caldwell is our Vice President of Business Development, having joined Bsquare in 2005. In this role Scott has responsibility for leading a team of partner and business development resources to build value added partnerships that lead to revenue creation. With a focus on Tier 1 cloud providers and vertical market solution providers, Scott is focused on identifying the right partners to unlock data to drive better business outcomes to enterprises and OEMs around the world. Prior to Bsquare, Scott led the initial international sales expansion at Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) creating wireless operator, OEM, and distribution partnerships in South America, Europe and Asia for the company’s wireless modems. Other roles included Director of Business Development for Action Engine, establishing wireless operator and handset OEM channel relationships.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia.
Giles Frith is our Vice President of Customer Solutions, having joined Bsquare in September, 2016. In this role, Giles is responsible for DataV Implementation Services and Support as well as managing the Professional Engineering Services business. Prior to Bsquare, Giles was VP of Customer Operations and Success at Blue Box (now IBM) and VP of Services and Customer Success at Tier 3 (now CenturyLink). Giles spent the first 14 years of his career at Accenture where he managed a variety of different technology programs across different industries.
Giles earned his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. He also received a minor in Management Information Systems.
Sean O’Neil is our Vice President of Research and Development. He joined Bsquare in Jan 2018. In this role, Sean is responsible for leading the software development team implementing the product vision developed by the Bsquare leadership team. Prior to Bsquare Sean was Senior Director of Software Development at Brightcove, a SAAS platform streaming billion of minutes of video per month. At Brightcove, Sean led the Analytics, BI and Billing teams. Previous to that Sean held VP of Software Engineering positions at Levels Beyond, Arris and CounterPath Solutions. Earlier in Sean’s career, he worked at Brooks Automation, Hughes Aircraft and ABB developing & deploying complex Industrial control systems to many customers throughout the world.
Sean earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Western Ontario and his MBA from Queens University in Southwestern Ontario.
Noah Kusz is our Vice President of Sales, having joined Bsquare in May, 2017. In this capacity, Noah oversees all aspects of DataV Sales. Prior to Bsquare, Noah was Advanced Analytics Sales Team Leader of IBM’s Watson IOT and PMQ product lines, as well as West Region Sales Leader for IBM’s SPSS product line. Noah has made a long career in the Predictive Analytics and Artificial Intelligence space, making it his primary focus starting in 2003.
Mr. Kusz has received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from University of California, Santa Barbara, and his MS in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center
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