Momenta Partners, Global Advisors to Connected Industry, Adds IoT Industry Veterans to Accelerate Growth

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Geoffrey Baird and Dr. John Bates join as Strategic Advisors.

Momenta Partners understands the challenges companies face in IoT

Momenta Partners, a global advisory, executive search and ventures firm focused on delivering business advantage through the Internet of Things (IoT), announces the placement of Geoffrey Baird and Dr. John Bates to the Momenta Partners Advisory Board.

Geoffrey Baird and Dr. John Bates are both accomplished and recognized Connected Industry veterans. Geoffrey Baird has led global high-tech businesses from innovative startups to divisions of Fortune 500 companies. He has a proven track record at the leading edge of technology including: IoT, big data analytics, web analytics, risk & security software, smartphones and mobile software, gigabit Ethernet and VOIP. Geoffrey lives in the New York area.

Dr. John Bates is a proven technology executive with experience founding and growing businesses, at stages ranging from startups to public companies. He formerly held CTO and GM roles at Progress Software and Software AG and later was the CMO and Head of Industry Solutions (including IoT) at Software AG. Prior to this, he co-founded Apama, the pioneering big data streaming analytics vendor, used widely in Capital Markets and IoT. John is a respected expert and frequent speaker across IoT, big data analytics and financial services. He most recently published Thingalytics, Smart Big Data Analytics for the Internet of Things. He resides in the San Francisco Bay Area.

“We are thrilled to have both Geoffrey and John join our global advisory team, “said Ken Forster, CEO of Momenta Partners. “Geoffrey and John bring complementary and critical skills to help accelerate the growth of Connected Industry companies at all stages.” Jonathan Moulton, Managing Partner of Executive Search for Momenta Partners, adds “We have broad experience placing executives and young companies with leading IoT and M2M companies. It is rare to find broad and deep talents like Geoffrey and John with relevant experience across this range.”

Geoffrey Baird said “As the past waves of Radio Frequency IDentifcation (RFID) and Machine to Machine (M2M) evolve into the IoT, companies need expert advisors to help them accelerate their strategies in the Connected Industry. Momenta Partners does just that, with a proven track record of helping major organizations evolve into early IoT leaders by honing their connected business strategy and sourcing global leaders across the Connected Industry value chain. Momenta Partners also fills the critical void of accelerating young companies from seed stage to speed stage. I am delighted to be Cultivating the Connected Future.”

Dr. John Bates adds, “Although IoT is incredibly exciting, there is much confusion in the market and organizations large and small need to accelerate, differentiate and future-proof their IoT initiatives. Momenta Partners understands the challenges companies face in IoT and our mission is to be a trusted advisor in accelerating critical transitions in vision, strategy, leadership, business development, operations, finance, marketing and technology. I believe this is a unique time and Momenta Partners is a unique organization that I’m proud to join as a strategic advisor.”

About Momenta Partners AG
Momenta Partners is a global advisory, executive search and ventures firm founded by an industry veteran team with deep experience developing connected companies, products and teams across Fortune 100 and startup companies. The firm accelerates time-to-value for industry leaders and early-stage companies in Connected Industry: Industrial IoT, M2M, big data and RFID.

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