PROVO, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vivint Smart Home, Inc. (NYSE: VVNT) (the “Company” or “Vivint”), a leading smart home company, today announced that Garner B. Meads, III, the Company’s current interim general counsel, has been appointed as the Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary.
Meads is a dynamic and talented attorney with substantial legal experience and, having been a member of the Vivint team for several years, has a wealth of knowledge about the Company and its business overall. Meads has helped manage the Company’s strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, and SEC compliance and reporting initiatives. His contributions have helped lay the legal foundation to achieve some of the Company’s most important objectives, including Vivint Smart Home’s SPAC merger to become a public company in January of 2020. Additionally, Meads was a recent recipient of a 2021 Utah Business Corporate Counsel Award, which recognizes exceptional in-house counselors who serve Utah’s businesses, nonprofits, and other private-sector organizations.
“We are thrilled to have Garner, with his extensive legal skillset and intimate understanding of our business and operations, as our Company’s Chief Legal Officer and Secretary,” said David Bywater, Vivint Smart Home’s Chief Executive Officer. “During his tenure at the Company, Garner has established an exceptional track record of managing complex transactions, ensuring corporate governance best practices and SEC compliance. We are confident that in his new role of Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Garner will help us lead the Company into its next phase of growth.”
“I am very excited about this new role at Vivint Smart Home, a Company that I obviously know very well and deeply admire,” said Meads. “I look forward to working alongside the rest of the Vivint Smart Home team and my talented colleagues as we build the future of our business.”
Until his appointment as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, Meads served as interim General Counsel of Vivint Smart Home, a position he was appointed to on July 1, 2021. Previously, Meads served as Associate General Counsel and assistant secretary of Vivint Smart Home since July of 2016 after serving as senior corporate counsel at Vivint Solar, Inc., a separate sister company, which he joined in January of 2015. Meads also has prior experience as an attorney for Vinson & Elkins LLP and Sidley Austin LLP.
Meads attended the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University, where he earned a juris doctorate (JD) degree.
About Vivint Smart Home
Vivint is a leading smart home company in North America. Vivint delivers an integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as 24-7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more than 1.8 million customers. For more information, visit https://www.vivint.com.
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