BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (NASDAQ: BSQR) today announced the appointment of seasoned technology executive Bob DeSantis to the company's board of directors, and also has been appointed to the company's compensation committee. DeSantis will serve as a class I director and, as such, his term of office will expire at the company's 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders. He brings more than 30 years of leadership experience managing operations, global sales, marketing, and business development organizations at companies across the technology sector, with significant SaaS experience over the past 20 years.
Bsquare CEO Jerry Chase stated, "Bsquare is thrilled to welcome Bob to the board of directors. He's established an outstanding track record for building and guiding technology companies. His expertise will help further strengthen our organizational vision and go-to-market strategies for our DataV IoT software offering. We believe Bob will prove invaluable to the board as we navigate our next phase of company growth, as well as the continuing evolution of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)."
Throughout his career, Mr. DeSantis has held leadership positions at companies large and small across the technology spectrum – including enterprise software, SaaS, eSignature, and supply chain solutions. Since 2015, he has overseen strategic direction and day-to-day operations as COO at Conga, a document generation and automation software platform. As chief revenue officer at Blue Box, DeSantis launched and expanded the company's private cloud offering, which is now at the core of IBM's OpenStack cloud strategy. At DocuSign, he led sales, marketing and business development from 2007 through 2011 as the company established its successful commercial operations. His experience also includes establishing DocuSign's first international office, as well as leadership roles at Procuri, FedEx, and DuPont.
"It's an exciting time in the IIoT space, as the industry transitions to its next act," said DeSantis. "We've reached a point where companies better understand what IoT can do for their operations, so they demand real business results. I look forward to helping Bsquare continue pushing the limits of IoT technology to deliver unprecedented customer benefit."
For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes. Bsquare DataV software solutions can be deployed by a wide variety of enterprises to create business-focused Internet of Things (IoT) systems that more effectively monitor device data, automate processes, predict events and produce better business outcomes. Bsquare goes a step further by coupling its purpose-built DataV software with comprehensive analytic and engineering services that can help organizations of all types make IoT a business reality. For more information, visit www.bsquare.com.
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