ShotSpotter Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Management Appointments
David Rodgers Joins as Head of Products and Technology
Lydia Barrett to Lead Global Marketing and Communications Initiatives
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ShotSpotter Inc., the market leader and innovator in gunshot location and detection technology, today announced the appointment of two key company officers - David Rodgers as senior vice president of products and technology and Lydia Barrett as vice president of marketing. The senior executive appointments underscore the company's commitment to advancing public safety technologies and solutions, and bringing Next Generation 9-1-1 solutions to support public safety in communities worldwide.
Rodgers is responsible for the development, strategy and execution of ShotSpotter's PaaS and cloud computing product portfolio. A seasoned executive with a track record of successfully bringing to market large scale, high availability systems, Rodgers brings 38 years of experience to ShotSpotter. Rodgers most recently served as vice president of engineering and operations for Schooner Information Technology Inc., where he led platform development and information technology for Web 2.0 appliances, cloud computing, and enterprise data centers. Earlier in his career he successfully led technology and business development efforts for Agami Systems, IP Unity, BrightLink Networks and Compaq.
Barrett will focus on expanding ShotSpotter's industry and community leadership in creating safer and more secure communities, as well as accelerating the company's growth in the expanding SaaS and cloud computing solutions in the public safety market. A veteran of both start-up and large enterprise corporations such as PeopleSoft, Oracle, GMAC, and Deloitte, Barrett brings more than 24 years of strategic and tactical marketing and corporate leadership experience to ShotSpotter. Most recently, Barrett was director of marketing at Tiburon Inc., a leading public safety solution provider, where she was instrumental in revitalizing the company's position and brand as a leading provider of integrated computer aided dispatch, records management and mobile communications solutions.
"I'm thrilled to have David and Lydia at ShotSpotter. Both have exceptional experience and skills in their areas, and add depth to our talented management team," said Ralph A. Clark, ShotSpotter president and CEO. "It's an exciting time at ShotSpotter as we prepare to transform our solution delivery with the introduction of a new services-based offering. Our goal is to deliver our proven efficacy faster and more affordably to more public safety agencies and organizations globally. David and Lydia's leadership will be critical in ShotSpotter's continued commitment to delivering innovative solutions for public safety to cities and communities worldwide."
Both Rodgers and Barrett work from the ShotSpotter Headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., and report directly to Clark.
ShotSpotter Inc. is the leading developer of acoustic surveillance systems for gunfire and explosive events. Its technology solutions are focused on improving public and community safety by locating gunshots and other explosive events, and ultimately, helping reduce and prevent violent gun crime and improving intelligence-led policing and community policing initiatives. Its flagship product, the ShotSpotter Gunshot Location System(R), pioneered the use of wide-area acoustic surveillance coupled with audio analytics for public safety, homeland security, and military applications. For over a decade, public safety agencies have relied on ShotSpotter GLS solutions to provide them with timely and precise event detection and actionable intelligence to aid their proactive anti-crime strategies and operations. Currently, ShotSpotter GLS solutions protect many cities and counties nationwide, enabling law enforcement to respond more quickly, safely, precisely and consistently to gunfire. Information about ShotSpotter can be found at www.shotspotter.com. For ongoing news, please visit http://www.shotspotter.com/news/index.html.
Source: ShotSpotter Inc.
Released June 9, 2011