About Us

Bsquare is a software and services company that designs, develops, and deploys technologies that solve difficult problems for manufacturers and operators of connected devices.

We help companies realize the promise of IoT through the development of intelligent devices and systems that are cloud-enabled, share data seamlessly, facilitate distributed learning and control, and operate securely at scale.

Founded as a system software development company, we’ve been a Microsoft Embedded and IoT partner since 1997. We serve a global customer base from principal locations in Seattle and Wiltshire UK.

We are listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange (BSQR) in the U.S. Get additional investor information.

Our Mission and Vision

Bsquare is helping our customers build the next generation of intelligent devices and systems.

These systems make people more productive, enhance quality of life, and reduce demand on the resources of our planet.

We seek long-term relationships with our customers, knowing their success is our success.

We’re hiring!

Are you ready to join our fun, creative, and entrepreneurial team? Some folks say we’re one of the best places to work.

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Anti-Racism and Inclusion Statement

Bsquare is reckoning with the ways in which our company and the technology industry at large have contributed to systemic racism in both the US and the UK. We have a bias for action over performative speech.

We are expanding our recruiting outreach and renewing our commitment to inclusive hiring practices, we are holding ourselves and our partners accountable, and we are offering every employee a day of Civil Engagement Leave to vote, volunteer in their community, or participate in other civic activities.

Our Customers

Our customers include Fortune 500 companies, emerging startups, and everyone in between. See how our technology and services, including SquareOne, have helped our customers transform their business.

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Our Partners

We partner with leading hardware, software, and cloud technology partners including Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and SYNNEX to accelerate development and implementation of systems that operate securely at scale.

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Senior Leadership Team

Lisa Abbott

Director of Business Operations

Lisa is an experienced sales operations manager who specializes in process improvement and driving customer satisfaction. Prior to Bsquare, Lisa worked with sales teams at Honeywell and brings over 20 years of understanding and support of sales and marketing functions, spanning numerous industries. Throughout her career, Lisa has implemented and managed several CRM tools, including Siebel, Microsoft CRM Dynamics, and Salesforce, to help drive productivity and improve visibility to key business metrics.

Rik Attrill

Director of Project Management

Rik directs the delivery of projects worldwide, working closely with technical project managers to ensure our customers receive the best possible experience working with Bsquare.

Rik has almost 20 years of experience in the software industry, in software development and management roles. His technical experience and background give him the intrinsic knowledge of what it takes for projects to be successful. He has supported the delivery of hundreds of projects across a large number of customers, ranging from individual short-term consultancy to significant teams of ongoing engineering engagement.

Rik graduated with a BSc in Mathematical Sciences from the University of Bath, which included an internship at MPC Data Limited, later incorporated into Bsquare.

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.

Eric French

Director of Customer Operations

Eric is an experienced operations manager with more than 20 years of information technology experience. He has worked in support, data analytics, software, technical documentation, datacenter, and cloud computing for HealthNet, Apple, Bayer, IBM, and others. At Bsquare, his Operations and Delivery teams are committed to providing reliable systems and continuous improvement to our customers. 

Steven Gottlieb

Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Steven manages corporate affairs 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.

Janan Guillaume

Senior Director of Product Management

Janan has been a passionate product leader for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and associations in several industries for over 18 years. She creates vision and strategy and ensures the right execution to bring value to customers. Janan started her career as the executive director of two nonprofit arts organizations. Then, as principal for two Internet start-up companies during the dot.com boom, her journey as a woman in tech took off. Janan is an active mentor for up-and-coming women product leaders and women in tech from all corners of the world. She holds a BA in Art History from Marlboro College.

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.

Rebecca Staffel

Director of Marketing

Rebecca brings two decades of digital marketing and editorial experience to Bsquare, in topics ranging from hybrid cloud servers to PC cleanup utilities to Japanese home cooking. Before Bsquare, she served as Director of Marketing for Digital Products at Providence St. Joseph Health, as well as roles at VMware, Microsoft, and Amazon.com. Rebecca holds master’s degrees in Library & Information Science and Italian Literature from the University of Washington.

Chris Wheaton

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating 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.

Cheryl Wynne

Senior Director of Finance & Corporate Controller

Cheryl earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees in accounting at Texas State University and holds an active CPA license. She brings to Bsquare a breadth of experience, having worked at Ernst & Young, Nordstrom, Two Degrees and within the non-profit sector. At work, Cheryl enjoys translating accounting data into actionable insight and outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband, two children and three cats. Cheryl also serves as the volunteer Board Treasurer for Seattle Insight Meditation Society.

Board of Directors

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 the CEO of MTI. Her past roles include senior director at Alvarez & Marsal, 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.

Ryan Vardeman

Director, Chair

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.

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