About Us

Bsquare is a global company headquartered in Bellevue, Washington, a short drive/walk to the corporate headquarters of Microsoft and Amazon. We also have operations in the United Kingdom and Taiwan.   

We are listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (BSQR) in the U.S.

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Our Customers

No matter where you are in your IoT journey, Bsquare will help you develop your roadmap. Our intelligent edge and cloud suite can help accelerate the realization of your next-generation business systems. See how our technology and services have helped our customers transform their businesses.

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Our Team

Ralph C. Derrickson

President and CEO

Ralph joined Bsquare in March 2019 as president, CEO, and board member. Ralph is a highly accomplished business leader with a wide range of experience using technology to create innovative products, services, and business models. Prior to joining Bsquare, Ralph was president and CEO of Carena, a pioneer in the development of virtual health care delivery until its acquisition by Avizia in 2017. Ralph served as SVP of Corporate Development until Avizia’s acquisition by American Well in July 2018. Prior to Carena, Ralph was managing director of venture investments at Vulcan Capital where he was actively involved in the investment, growth, and operations of the firm’s technology portfolio companies. Ralph has served for 15 years on the board of Perficient (PRFT), an IT services firm with expertise in e-commerce digital transformation. Ralph has senior leadership experience at Metricom, Starwave Corporation (acquired by Walt Disney), and NeXT Computer (acquired by Apple Computer). He began his career as a software engineer at Digital Research and Sun Microsystems.

Ralph serves on the dean’s advisory board of the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a BT in Systems Software. He also serves on the advisory board for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Chris Wheaton

Chief Financial Officer

Chris possesses a breadth of financial, operational, and general management experience spanning more than 25 years across highly diverse endeavors. He has led management teams through times of rapid growth and during periods of significant change. Operating at the intersection of financial discipline and entrepreneurial optimism, Chris has served on the executive teams of EnerG2 (now a subsidiary of BASF), Pacific Science Center in Seattle, and Loudcloud, Inc, the first cloud computing company. Chris received a BA from Northwestern University in Chicago and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Mary Haggard

Vice President, Strategic Partnerships

Mary is responsible for managing strategic partnerships with major technology vendors. Prior to Bsquare, Mary led large account partnerships at Microsoft and Amazon, and created and ran a digital health incubator with several major health systems. At Amazon, Mary managed partnerships with several of Amazon’s largest partner retailers (Macy’s, JCPenney, Sears). She doubled partner sales over an 18-month period and led a cross-company packaging initiative with major manufacturers like Mattel, Fisher Price, and Sony to create the “frustration free” packaging program that is still growing on Amazon today. During her tenure at Microsoft, Mary managed developer partnerships and drove revenue growth for major media partners for the Windows/Internet Explorer products including early online work with ESPN, CNN, NYT, and others.

Mary founded the “What Women Know” initiative in Seattle which aims to connect, educate, and highlight senior level female executives in the Puget Sound region.

Mary is a graduate of the University of Washington and sits on the Advisory Board of the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Washington.

John Luethe

Vice President, Products

John is an experienced technology executive with a strong history of launching products and services for large multinational companies. Prior to Bsquare, John was the Delivery Leader at IBM Bluebox. Earlier in his career, John spent over a decade at Accenture helping large multi-national companies. John earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Washington.

Steven Gottlieb

Vice President, Marketing

Steven oversees marketing activities for Bsquare. Over the course of his career, Steven has worked with a broad and diverse set of leaders and organizations, from Fortune 500 company heads to founders of emerging technologies companies, across the fields of science, energy, health care, higher education, finance, art and culture, finance, government, professional sports and global health. 

Earlier in his career, he held various positions at the Anti-Defamation League in Denver and San Diego, where he oversaw regional civil rights initiatives and managed public opinion on a variety of First Amendment issues.

Steven graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz with Highest Honors. His paper about the American Press during the Holocaust resides at the United States Holocaust Museum and Archives in Washington DC.

Matthew Inglis

Vice President, Engineering

Matthew oversees engineering at Bsquare. Prior to joining Bsquare, Matthew was Engineering Manager at MPC Data Inc in Redmond, WA and worked for many years at MPC Data Limited in the UK, most recently as a Principal Software Engineer.

Now based in the UK again, he has extensive experience gained over more than 20 years of building software teams and creating embedded software and cloud systems. Matthew has developed systems across many industries and technologies including manufacturing and industrial, cutting-edge consumer electronics, and automotive. Matthew has a BSc in Computing and Real-Time Computer Systems from the University of Gloucestershire.

Board of Directors

Andrew Harries

Director

Andrew Harries has been a director since November 2012 and has served as the Chairman of the Board since July 2013. He was a co-founder of Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR), a NASDAQ-listed wireless IoT systems vendor, where he served as Sierra’s Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Operations. During his 11 years at Sierra Wireless the company grew from inception through IPO to over $200m in annual revenues. Subsequently Andrew co-founded Zeugma Systems Inc. where he served as the CEO from 2004 until its acquisition by Tellabs Inc. in 2010. He also chaired the board at Contractually, an enterprise SaaS contract management company, until its acquisition by Coupa Software in December 2015.

Andrew is currently the Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business and is an advisor to several private companies. He holds an MBA from Simon Fraser University.

Robert Chamberlain

Director

Robert Chamberlain has been a Director since August 2015 and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. In October 2018, Mr. Chamberlain was named Chief Financial Officer of ZipWhip, a Seattle-based two-way business texting software company. Prior to this, he served as the CFO for Big Fish Games Incorporated, a leading provider of casual games from 2014 to present. From 2013 to 2014, Robert served as the Senior Vice President and CFO for Audience Science Incorporated, a leading provider of Enterprise Advertising Management Systems. Prior to serving in that capacity, he was Senior Vice President and CFO of PopCap Games Incorporated, another provider of casual gaming from 2009 to 2011. Robert served as CFO for WatchGuard Technologies Incorporated, a private global provider of firewall and UTM appliances from 2006 to 2009. He has a BS in Business Administration-Accounting from California State University Northridge.

Davin Cushman

Director

Davin Cushman has been a Director since November 2018. He is currently the CEO of Ignite Technologies and its affiliates, a set of enterprise software and services companies operating under the private ownership of ESW Capital. Davin is also the founder and President of Cushman Management Company, a boutique strategy consulting firm delivering executive committee and Board of Director level recommendations for the long-term, profitable operation of enterprise software companies.

Prior to taking these roles in 2010, Davin held operations analysis roles with Capital One Financial Corporation as well as leadership positions with enterprise software company Trilogy and its spin-off, pcOrder.com. He earned an AB in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

Ralph C Derrickson

Director

Ralph joined Bsquare in March 2019 as president, CEO, and board member. Ralph is a highly accomplished business leader with a wide range of experience using technology to create innovative products, services and business models. Prior to joining Bsquare, Ralph was president and CEO of Carena, a pioneer in the development of virtual health care delivery until its acquisition by Avizia in 2017. Ralph served as SVP of Corporate Development until Avizia’s acquisition by American Well in July 2018. Prior to Carena, Ralph was managing director of venture investments at Vulcan Capital where he was actively involved in the investment, growth and operations of the firm’s technology portfolio companies. Ralph has served for 15 years on the board of Perficient (PRFT), an IT services firm with expertise in e-commerce digital transformation. Ralph has senior leadership experience at Metricom, Starwave Corporation (acquired by Walt Disney), and NeXT Computer (acquired by Apple Computer). He began his career as a software engineer at Digital Research and Sun Microsystems.

Ralph serves on the dean’s advisory board of the Golisano College of Computing & Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology, where he earned a BT in Systems Software. He also serves on the advisory board for the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship, in the Foster School of Business at the University of Washington.

Mary Jesse

Director

Mary Jesse has been a Director since August 2016. Mary is a technology executive, strategist, inventor, and pioneer in the wireless industry. She is currently a Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal. Her past roles include managing director of Hexagon Blue LLC, Chief Strategy Officer for VRstudios, founder and CEO of Ivycorp, co-founder and CTO of RadioFrame Networks, VP of Strategic Technology for McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., and VP of Technology Development for AT&T Wireless.

Mary frequently speaks and writes on technology, diversity, business, and entrepreneurship. She currently serves on the business council for Western Governors University, and has served on boards for the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, University of Washington, Bothell, school of STEM, Northwest Entrepreneur Network, and Washington State University Electrical Engineering Department. She is a registered professional electrical engineer and is listed as inventor on 19 technology patents.

Rob Peters

Director

Rob Peters has been a Director since August 2018 and a Principal of Palogic Value Management, LP since co-founding the firm in January 2007. He serves as a portfolio manager with broad investment experience focused primarily on analyzing small and micro-cap equity securities. Rob began his career at Stephens Inc. as an investment banker responsible for the execution of various corporate finance transactions, primarily mergers and acquisitions. He received a Master of Science in Accounting and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas Tech University.

Ryan Vardeman

Director

Ryan Vardeman has been a director since June 2018. He is the principal and co-founder of Palogic Value Management, LP. He has extensive corporate strategy, operating, financial, and investment experience – the last of which includes analyzing all parts of the capital structure, including a focus on small-cap equities, and investing in a broad range of industries with an emphasis on technology and software companies. Ryan earned a BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Texas Tech University and an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University.