Kevin Walsh is our acting CEO, having joined Bsquare in July, 2015 as vice president of marketing. He has over 35 years of industry experience in software development, product management, and marketing roles in a number of networking, software, cloud, and IoT companies. In an executive capacity, Mr. Walsh has worked with several startups, including three that went on to successful initial public offerings. Mr. Walsh has also worked for public companies in an executive capacity, overseeing investor relations and corporate strategy, in addition to marketing and product management.
Mr. Walsh received his MBA from Pepperdine University and his BS in Computer Science from the University of California, Irvine.
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.
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.
Giles Frith is our Chief Operating Officer, 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.
Scott Caldwell is our Vice President of Sales & Alliances, 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.
John Luethe is our Vice President of Products, having joined Bsquare in January 2017. He initially focused on building out the product delivery capabilities for DataV in his time with the company, having launched the DataV project management, devops, and customer success management teams. Now leading Products, John is responsible for product management, innovation, UX, training, and technical writing. Prior to Bsquare, John was the Delivery Leader at IBM Bluebox. John Spent the first 10 years of his career at Accenture, launching products and services for large multi-national companies.
John earned his Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Washington.
Dave McCarthy is a leading authority on industrial IoT and a 20-year veteran of the software industry. Since joining Bsquare in December 2006, he has led several different teams while serving in an ongoing consultative capacity, advising Fortune 1000 customers on strategies for integrating device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve their businesses through technology. Dave is also responsible for monitoring trends in IoT and regularly speaks on the topic at technology conferences around the globe and as well contributing to IT publications, including Network World and TechTarget. Most recently, he led both product management and marketing, before stepping into his current role.
Mr. McCarthy earned his MBA, with honors, from Northeastern University and his BS in Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University.
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.
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.
At all levels, the Bsquare team is characterized by a combination applicable industry experience and meaningful business and technology vision.
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