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Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

November 10, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
Spireon Names Truck Telematics Executive Leadership Team

Irvine, Calif.-based Spireon Inc., a leader in telematics, risk management and location-based Business Intelligence solutions, has appointed Todd Abbott, Carla Fitzgerald and Rick Gruenhagen to Spireon’s executive team, leading sales, marketing and technology functions respectively.

Joining recently appointed CEO Kevin Weiss, the new leadership additions will be instrumental in driving Spireon’s transformative next phase of growth.

Todd Abbott joins as chief revenue officer for Spireon, where he will accelerate revenue growth for the company’s current vehicle finance, new car, fleet and asset businesses, as well as open revenue opportunities in new business segments.

Carla Fitzgerald joins as chief marketing officer, overseeing all corporate and product marketing functions, as well as Spireon’s brand evolution and entry into new markets. Rick Gruenhagen joins Spireon as chief technology officer, responsible for driving product and platform innovation for the company.

“Carla, Todd and Rick bring a powerful combination of technology industry perspective and global leadership experience to the Spireon team,” said CEO Weiss. “Their collective experience will further propel the company on its journey of explosive growth through industry-leading go-to-market strategies, best-in-class product offerings, and technology innovation in both existing and new business categories.”

Spireon is poised for transformative growth with new product offerings and platform innovation led by Rick Gruenhagen. He has a proven track record of building SaaS-based platforms that effectively monetize Big Data and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions.

As CMO, Carla Fitzgerald will utilize broad experience in developing market-leading brands, thought-leadership initiatives, and successful demand generation programs to strengthen and extend Spireon’s brand and market reach.

Todd Abbott has a proven track record of building stellar sales and marketing teams while executing broad-reaching go-to-market strategies for global organizations. With more than 30 years of experience in sales, service and marketing roles with notable companies such as IBM, Cisco and Avaya, Abbott is well suited to accelerate Spireon’s transformative growth strategy. Previously, Abbott was the President and CEO of Tely Labs.