New COO David Bywater Adds to Vivint's Growing Executive Team
-- Vivint adds another critical piece to its leadership team, positioning itself for future growth
-- Bywater will oversee daily operations; brings a proven track record of expanding and transforming companies
PROVO, Utah, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced the appointment of David Bywater as the company's new chief operating officer. In this position, Bywater is responsible for the daily operations of the company, including customer operations, human resources, field service, and supply chain. For the past 20 years Bywater has consulted with and run some of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the world and brings a strong track record of rapidly expanding small, medium, and large enterprises.
"We are excited to welcome David to our team," said Vivint's president, Alex Dunn. "He has been extremely successful taking organizations to the next level. And because innovation and growth are trademarks of Vivint's culture, we felt his expertise and skillset were the perfect fit for our company as we continue to expand."
Before joining Vivint, Bywater spent 10 years working at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), one of the largest BPO and ITO companies in the world. During his tenure with ACS, he ran many of ACS business units, which encapsulated more than 60 different companies ranging from $10 million to over $400 million in annual revenue. ACS grew from $3 billion in annual revenue to more than $8 billion and was acquired by Xerox in 2009.
Most recently, Bywater served as an Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer for Xerox and was the Chief Operating Officer of its $1.8 billion State Government Services Business which. This division experienced significant growth and transformation under his leadership. Bywater holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
"This is a dynamic technology company with ambitious goals and a fantastic track record," says Bywater. "I'm excited to be a part of this exceptional executive team and to contribute to Vivint's continued success."
Bywater is just latest in a string of new talent acquisitions with impressive educational backgrounds, hands-on experience building and growing businesses, and in-depth technical expertise.
"Our executive team is one of the reasons Vivint is a success," says CEO Todd Pedersen. "During the 13 years we've been in business, Vivint has become one of the fastest growing companies in our industry. I have high expectations that with the talent and drive we're bringing to the team, the goals we've already achieved are just the beginning."
Todd Thompson, Vivint's new chief information officer (CIO), was hired in July and is responsible for companywide information technology (IT) functions. Thompson has more than 20 years of IT leadership experience with technology companies like Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide and JetBlue Airways.
Todd Santiago also recently joined the company as chief sales officer to lead all sales efforts at Vivint. Before Vivint, Santiago served as president of 2Gig Technologies. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Finally, in January of 2013, Matthew Eyring became Vivint's chief strategy and innovation officer. In this position, Eyring leads Vivint's directional growth initiatives in the home automation, residential security, and solar markets. Before joining Vivint, Eyring was a managing partner at Innosight, a global strategy and innovation firm, and vice president and general manager at LavaStorm. Eyring also received an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Vivint is a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more than 800,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.
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