SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart-home solutions, today announced that it has hired veteran sales executive Bryce Judd as its Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. At the end of June, Mr. Judd will succeed Jim Arnold, who is retiring after serving as the company’s Senior Vice President of Sales since February 2007. Mr. Arnold will continue to work with the Control4 team on an advisory basis through the end of the year in order to ensure a smooth transition.
Mr. Judd joins Control4 from Nokia Corporation’s subdivision, Motive Inc., where he led sales and business operations and drove the company’s annual revenue from $50 million to $500 million.
“We are pleased to welcome Bryce to the Control4 team to lead our worldwide sales organization,” said Martin Plaehn, chairman and chief executive officer. “With his strong experience and track record of driving business growth through channel sales, partners, and consumer services, he is the ideal candidate to lead our global sales team to strengthen Control4’s channel presence and accelerate our business.”
“I am excited and honored to join Control4 and its outstanding management and sales teams,” said Mr. Judd. “Building upon my experience driving global channel sales and services organizations, I plan to continue to serve and strengthen Control4’s field organization and its dealer and distributor network to sell and deliver Control4’s automation solutions to home and business owners worldwide.”
Mr. Judd has over 20 years of consumer and enterprise sales and operational experience, with a strong emphasis on technology solutions. Mr. Judd assumed his position at Nokia though its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent. At Alcatel-Lucent, Mr. Judd was Vice President of Channel Sales and Business Development for Motive, Inc., a customer experience management software for connected devices and mobile services, including home automation and IoT (Motive was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2008). Prior to Motive, Mr. Judd served in various leadership roles from field sales and marketing to leading the channel sales organization at Sprint Nextel Corporation. Mr. Judd graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Economics, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, Darden Business School.
After 38 years of professional contribution, Mr. Arnold expressed his desire at the beginning of 2016 to retire during the year, and has been working closely with the executive team on recruiting his replacement and orchestrating a smooth transition. Mr. Arnold joined Control4 in 2007 when the company had a sales team of 8 people and 350 dealers, and he has grown the business and his direct team to 90, including regional sales managers and technical field specialists, as well as over 3,600 direct dealers worldwide.
“Jim has been instrumental in architecting and driving Control4’s growth and leadership position in the CEDIA channel throughout his tenure with us,” said Mr. Plaehn. “Among his many contributions, Jim helped position Control4 as the go-to product line and company for custom integrators worldwide. Jim built, coached, and led a strong field-sales organization, and on behalf of all of us at Control4, we are deeply grateful to Jim for his consistent and significant contributions to our company. We wish him the very best in his retirement.”
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading provider of home automation systems, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 recently expanded its offerings to include an industry-leading suite of advanced networking and power management solutions that include cloud-based network management and monitoring for the connected home and business. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with more than 9,500 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 solutions are now available in 91 countries. Leveraging a distribution channel that includes over 3,600 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, with over 1,200 additional dealers and distributors that are authorized to sell only our Pakedge branded networking solutions, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.