GERMANTOWN, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Earth NetworksSM, the parent company of the popular WeatherBug® brand of consumer weather apps, hired Richard Wathen as vice president of finance to oversee accounting and financial operations across the company. Wathen brings to Earth Networks 20 years of extensive experience working with both established and emerging technology companies to build core administration and financial infrastructure and to accelerate growth by raising capital and developing strategic alliances.
Prior to joining Earth Networks, Wathen served as chief financial officer (CFO) of OTraces, a private biotech organization. Earlier, Wathen was the CFO at GlobalLogic, a software product development services firm, and at netASPx, a provider of cloud-based business applications. Wathen also served in senior financial executive positions at CareerBuilder and Legent Corporation. He started his finance career at ROLM/IBM Corporation in corporate planning.
Wathen graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in political science, cum laude, and the University of Chicago with an MBA with a finance concentration.
“Rich Wathen is a seasoned professional who brings a deep understanding of financial operations within growing technology firms ranging from software developers to telecom and internet services providers to biotech,” says Earth Networks Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Spaulding. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Rich to the Earth Networks team as we continue to expand our global weather, lightning and GHG monitoring networks and technology solutions for consumers, enterprises and governments.”
For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® by gathering and analyzing atmospheric observations using the world’s largest weather monitoring and lightning detection networks so our customers can Know Before™. Real-time weather and lightning data – gathered every few seconds from thousands of sensors across the planet – keep consumers, businesses, and governments around the globe informed with neighborhood-level weather intelligence, updated with the most current forecasts, and alerted to approaching severe weather with the fastest alerts. The company’s popular WeatherBug® mobile, desktop and online apps, and website provide local weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions of consumers. Earth Networks’ enterprise solutions support utilities, schools, professional sports teams, emergency response crews, government entities and others in safeguarding lives, preparing for weather events, and optimizing business operations. Learn more at www.earthnetworks.com. Get your weather at www.weatherbug.com. Follow Us on Twitter @WeatherBug and Like Us at www.facebook.com/WeatherBug.