Driving Spireon Forward
We Go Higher, Together. This core value applies to our executives as well. The Spireon management team is comprised of savvy executives and industry experts that bring years of experience to a cutting edge company. They cultivate our strong culture, and work tirelessly to help our team and customers scale, grow, and succeed.
- KEVIN WEISS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Kevin Weiss is Spireon's Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining Spireon, Kevin served as CEO of Unitrends, a global technology company that delivers end-to-end business recovery solutions. Prior to Unitrends, Kevin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of multiple private-equity owned technology-enabled companies following his role as President of McAfee and senior sales and marketing leadership roles at IBM.
- TIM WELCH, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER
As the Chief Operating Officer and EVP of Share Services for Spireon, Inc., Tim Welch oversees the daily operations of the company including product planning, purchasing, financial performance, partnership development, contract management, logistics, customer support, and sales. Prior to joining the Spireon management team, Welch served as the Chief Executive Officer for ProconGPS Inc., a company he was instrumental in launching. Tim has a B.S. in Marketing and an MBA in Logistics from the University of Tennessee.
- RITA PARVANEH, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Rita Parvaneh joined the company’s leadership team in 2011 as Vice President, Controller. In that role, Parvaneh successfully steered the merger of EnfoTrace GPS, Procon GPS and PFS, LLC as the companies joined resources and expertise to become Spireon, the industry’s leading vehicle telematics company. A Certified Public Accountant, Parvaneh has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with concentrations in Accounting and Finance from California State University Fullerton.
- CARLA FITZGERALD, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER
As Chief Marketing Officer, Carla Fitzgerald is responsible for strengthening and extending Spireon’s brand and market reach. Prior to joining Spireon, Fitzgerald drove high-performance marketing teams and strategies at top technology companies in the wireless, enterprise and consumer software arenas, including CA and Quest Software, and most recently as CMO at Smith Micro Software.
- RICHARD GRUENHAGEN, CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
Rick Gruenhagen brings diverse and vast technology expertise to the CTO position based on key leadership roles at PayPal, Amazon and Microsoft. He has a proven track record of building SaaS-based platforms that effectively monetize Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Gruenhagen previously served as Vice President of Software Engineering at Impinj, where he built the end-to-end technology platform that propelled the company into a successful Initial Public Offering.
- TODD ABBOTT, CHIEF REVENUE OFFICER
Todd Abbott serves as Spireon’s Chief Revenue Officer, responsible for driving revenue growth in the Vehicle Finance, New Car and Fleet and Asset tracking and intelligence business segments. Todd has a proven track record of building stellar sales and marketing teams while executing broad-reaching go-to-market strategies for global organizations. Todd brings over 30 years of experience in sales, service and marketing roles with notable companies such as IBM, Cisco and Avaya. Previously, Abbott was the President and CEO of Tely Labs.
- SAM BALOOCH, CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER
Sam Balooch joins Spireon’s executive team as the Chief Information Officer with more than 20 years of experience working for and leading IT departments for a broad range of companies. Prior to joining Spireon, Balooch served as the CIO for MIND Research Institute. Balooch’s past experience also includes his role as Vice President of IT at Kintera Inc, a recognized provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to several industries.
- JASON PENKETHMAN, CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER
Jason Penkethman serves as Chief Product Officer and brings extensive experience in telematics, mobile and cloud-based product technology. Prior to joining Spireon he played a central role at Telogis in expanding connected vehicle product initiatives with leading automotive companies. Prior to Telogis, he was VP Product Management and Marketing at Comtech focused on navigation and telematics, and Corporate VP Engineering at Smith Micro leading mobile enterprise software development. Jason has also held mobile device technology leadership roles with Hewlett-Packard, Nokia and Motorola.
- DAVID M. MEYER, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – SALES & CLIENT SERVICES
As the Executive Vice President of Spireon Inc., David Meyer oversees all operations for the company’s rapidly expanding automotive solutions group. Meyer brings over 27 years of industry experience to the Spireon leadership team. Through his tenure as CEO in his previous company, Meyer was instrumental in establishing several of the fundamental building blocks in GPS and telematics technology, which we still see in the marketplace today. Meyer’s hands on field-based experience as well as his entrepreneurial track record, ensures Spireon’s automotive solutions group addresses the evolving needs of customers.
- STEVE BLAIR, SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, ENTERPRISE SALES
As the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales, Steve Blair has grown FleetLocate into one of the leading transportation management tools in the industry for trailer and asset optimization and Business Intelligence. In working with customers, Blair employs a proven methodology of engagement that delivers the maximum return on investment. In addition to connecting our customers to leading technology, Blair is committed to providing best-in-class customer service that has resulted in many long-term relationships. Blair graduated from University of Arizona in 1987 with a BA in Marketing.