SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Brilliant, the company that created the award-winning Brilliant Control to give consumers voice and touch control over lighting, music, climate, and other smart home products, today announced that it has expanded its suite of controls to include August Smart Lock, the leading provider of smart and secure front door solutions. In addition to new product integrations, Brilliant has accelerated growth internally with three strategic hires, CFO Laurie Chan, VP of Business Development Lisa Petrucci and VP of Marketing Michael Williams.
Integrating with August Home brings Brilliant users even more convenience and remote control over their homes. Users can lock and unlock their door directly from specific rooms on their Brilliant Control or on the go with their Mobile App. They can also set up August as part of their home automation scenes.
"At August, we're always looking for new ways to innovate in the smart home. Integrating with Brilliant and their product line demonstrates a mutual commitment to innovation and convenience for our customers." Dale Pistilli, VP of Sales and Marketing, August Home.
Brilliant with August Smart Lock Key Features
- Convenience: You can now lock/unlock your door directly from your wall or using your voice.
- See who's ringing and let them in: When a Brilliant Control is connected to an August Lock and a Ring Doorbell, you can see who is knocking right from your Brilliant's screen, and you can tap unlock to let them in.
- Simple 'Scenes': Set the right scene from any room that has a Brilliant Control. For instance, are you ready for bed? Tap "Goodnight" and Brilliant will lock your doors, turn off your lights, turn down the temperature, and mute your music.
Brilliant also has support for smart locks through an integration with SmartThings Hub, which offers access to ~35 smart locks.
In addition to new partners, Brilliant has expanded its executive team with several key hires in finance, business development, and marketing as it continues to build out its organizational capabilities.
Chief Financial Officer, Laurie Chan
Prior to Brilliant, Chan most recently comes from Hewlett Packard Enterprise where she held various leadership roles most recently as segment CFO for the Communications Solutions Business. During her 11-year tenure at Hewlett Packard, Chan oversaw multiple multibillion-dollar lines of business, including their strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions. As CFO for Brilliant, Chan will lead financial operations and planning through its next stage of growth.
VP of Business Development, Lisa Petrucci
Prior to Brilliant, Petrucci has spent more than 20 years in a variety of leadership roles including channel management, marketing, and sales at companies large and small. Most recently Lisa led the Global Strategic Alliances team at Dun & Bradstreet where she was responsible for partner revenue, channel strategy, and go to market planning. Under her watch, Petrucci drove revenues in excess of $100m through key partnerships including Microsoft, salesforce.com, Oracle, Google, and NetSuite. As VP of Business Development at Brilliant, Lisa is responsible for Brilliant's Builder Program and third-party ecosystem partners.
VP of Marketing, Michael Williams
Prior to Brilliant, Williams brings 14 years of consumer marketing and product experience to lead marketing, communications, and branding. Williams was previously a member of the founding team at Jawbone, where he led marketing, product strategy and partnerships, helping to conceive, develop, and launch eight award-winning products. After Jawbone, Michael started his own company and was the Co-Founder and CEO of Instigate Labs and their award-winning product, Moment.
"We are entering a very exciting time in Brilliant's evolution and are thrilled to be adding such talented and experienced executives," said CEO and Co-Founder Aaron Emigh. "The addition of these new hires builds on Brilliant's market momentum and recent recognition as one of the fastest growing companies in smart home experience. They bring the right mix of strategy and leadership to help achieve our vision of creating category-defining products."
Brilliant was also recently recognized as the 2018 BEST Whole House Control and Automation device by CE Pro and is PC Magazine's Highest Rated Smart Home Control.
Brilliant creates technology that unifies the home experience through simple and thoughtful interaction. Co-founded by serial entrepreneur Aaron Emigh, Brilliant is comprised of experienced entrepreneurs and engineers from companies such as Apple, Philips, Sonos, Cisco, Jawbone, PayPal, Palm, and shopkick. Brilliant is based in San Mateo, California, and is funded by August Capital, Miramar Ventures, The Box Group, and other prominent investors.
For more information, visit www.brilliant.tech.
About August Home, Inc.
At August Home, we are all about secure, smart access. Our products and services give consumers total control over their front door from a smartphone. Ranked number three on the Wall Street Journal's 25 Top Tech Companies to Watch, August is headquartered in San Francisco, California and was recently acquired by ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions.