Ralph C. Derrickson 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.
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). His 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.
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. Dave earned his MBA, with honors, from Northeastern University and his BS in Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University.
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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