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SimpliSafe appoints Rebecca Zavin CTO

SimpliSafe appoints Rebecca Zavin CTO

BOSTON – SimpliSafe, a maker of smart home security systems, has announced the appointment of Rebecca Zavin as chief technology officer.

The company said that in this role, Zavin will lead SimpliSafe's growing engineering organization, including firmware, hardware, and software engineering. They stated that the engineering team plays a fundamental role in delivering innovative products and services that advance SimpliSafe's founding mission to make "every home secure."

SimpliSafe"I am pleased to welcome Rebecca to the SimpliSafe team. Her deep knowledge of all facets of engineering, coupled with her leadership style, will be an incredible asset to our organization," said Christian Cerda, SimpliSafe chief executive officer. "She has a proven track record of building and leading teams that deliver great products, innovating by taking controlled risks and empowering others around her. I am confident that our team, and ultimately our customers, will benefit greatly from Rebecca's leadership and expertise and that we will continue to innovate and disrupt the home security market."

Zavin offers SimpliSafe nearly two decades worth of diverse engineering and leadership experience. Prior to this appointment, Zavin was the Senior Vice President of Software at Sonos, the world's leading sound experience company, where she led a large and complex engineering organization and was instrumental in new product launches, including the launch of Sonos Voice Control. She spent the first decade of her career as a software engineer at Google before transitioning to founding roles at Essential and then Palo Alto Networks.

"I was drawn to SimpliSafe not only because of the unique opportunity to intersect hardware, software and firmware but also to put my expertise and passion to use for a customer-centric and mission-oriented organization," explains Zavin. "I am thrilled to be joining the SimpliSafe team and to be working for a company that has a meaningful impact on customers' lives – both functionally and emotionally."

With Zavin installed as CTO, Don Nelson will evolve to be Chief Information & Global Supply Chain Officer. In his new role, Nelson will deepen his focus on enterprise information systems, information security, information technology, manufacturing, quality and supply chain management.


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