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 Director 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.
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.
At all levels, the Bsquare team is characterized by a combination applicable industry experience and meaningful business and technology vision.
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