MALVERN, PA--(Marketwired - Apr 24, 2015) - Zonoff, Inc., creators of the Zonoff Home Automation Platform and leaders in the smart home industry, announced an expansion of its executive team and hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday to mark the opening of its brand new 35,000 square foot headquarters in Malvern, Pennsylvania. In addition to its office opening ribbon cutting ceremony, Zonoff is also a proud sponsor of the Philly Tech Week Signature Event tonight, Friday, April 24th.
On the heels of a recent $31.8M funding round, Zonoff is continuing to strategically invest in its technology and team, doubling the number of its overall team over the last 12 months. The company is on track to grow additional 50% by the year's close. A majority of these new hires were recruited from Philadelphia's technology talent pool and added to the engineering team, which is continuing to build and improve the most robust home automation platform on the market.
Zonoff also recently expanded its executive team with the addition of four key leaders:
- Kevin Garton, Chief Marketing Officer, joins Zonoff after acting as the managing director and chief marketing officer of Context Asset Management. Kevin brings over 28 years of expertise in marketing and will lead Zonoff's marketing and business development teams.
- Chris Hughes, Chief Financial Officer, will lead all financial reporting and analysis, internal audit and controls, and business modeling. Prior to Zonoff, Chris acted as chief financial officer of Shunra Software and has over 20 years of experience in finance and operations.
- Peter Gerstberger, VP and GM of Retail, formerly the director of new business development at Staples, Peter will bring his expertise on the retail efforts surrounding the Staples Connect platform to help build out more of Zonoff's channel partners.
- Doug Bellenger, VP Product, is responsible for product management, roadmap and user experience design and development. Before joining Zonoff, Doug held similar roles at LifeShield and DirecTV where he helped scale a home automation and security platform.
"The strategic growth of our leadership team positions Zonoff to continue to lead the emerging smart home market," said Zonoff CEO Mike Harris. "We've been very thoughtful in deciding where to invest resources, and we believe that our team is one of our strongest differentiating factors. We believe that our new state-of-the-art office and demo center will provide our employees with an environment and culture that will motivate them to deliver on our extremely high standards for innovation and technology development."
To support its rapid expansion, Zonoff recently moved into a new 35,000 square foot headquarters in Malvern. The new office is three times the size of Zonoff's previous office, and includes a sophisticated demo suite where potential and existing clients can experience a hands-on understanding of the potentials of a smart home and test new features.
In honor of the new office and demo center, Zonoff hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Both United States Congressman Ryan Costello (PA-6) and Executive Deputy Secretary at Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development Neil R. Weaver spoke at the ceremony about the impact of technology as a key driver of economic growth in the region.
Zonoff is also a sponsor of tonight's Philly Tech Week Signature Event from 7:30-10pm at the Comcast building. The annual premier event will feature a cocktail reception, networking, and demo party that celebrates all attendees, sponsors and organizers of Tech Week.
About Zonoff, Inc.
Zonoff provides a comprehensive software platform that enables partners such as electronic device makers, service providers and retailers to deliver new products and services to the consumer mass market. The Zonoff Connected Home Platform consists of Home, Cloud, and App software and powers everything from entry-level point solutions to comprehensive home automation, remote control, energy management, and safety monitoring. Zonoff also provides ongoing revenue opportunities for its channel partners as consumers expand and upgrade their home. For more information, visit www.Zonoff.com or follow via Twitter @ZonoffInc.