Vivint Hires Todd Thompson as Chief Information Officer - New Executive Will Lead and Support Vivint's Information Technology Functions
PROVO, Utah, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivint™, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced the appointment of Todd Thompson as the company's new chief information officer. In this position, Thompson is responsible for companywide information technology (IT) functions.
"We are excited to welcome Todd to our team," said Vivint's president, Alex Dunn. "Supporting our culture of innovation with advanced technology and effective processes has always been a priority, and Todd's experience in IT leadership will be a huge asset to our business."
Thompson has a proven track record of success in a variety of industries. Before joining Vivint, Thompson was CIO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he led the team that implemented the industry's first new-age reservation system, drove initiatives to enhance revenue and the guest experience, and streamlined the IT function. Prior to Starwood, Thompson was CIO for JetBlue Airways where he led improvements in all major customer-facing and crewmember-facing systems. Earlier in his career, Todd led consulting practices for SBI.Razorfish and Arthur Andersen Business Consulting.
"Vivint presents a lot of exciting advantages from a technological perspective," says Thompson. "As a company, we have the opportunity to do things that have never been done before, and we want to do the same thing with information technology. We, in IT, are committed to continuously helping reimagine our business so it's more effective than anything else out there as we contribute to the company's future success."
Todd holds a BS in computer science and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
JT Hwang, Vivint's former CIO, will take on the role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this capacity he will focus on the development and integration of the company's product line and platform.
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 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company's website at www.vivint.com.
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