Gregg Waldon Joins Smart Home Security and Automation Company Alula As Chief Financial Officer

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Waldon to oversee finances as company grows to meet customer demand for hybrid DIY installation and maintenance model

“The security and home automation industry is changing quickly because of the introduction of new technologies, new service models and evolving customer demands, and Gregg has proven he can be an effective leader in industries that are transforming,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO at Alula.

Alula, the leader in smart security and automation systems for dealers, today announced that Gregg Waldon has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. In his new role, Waldon will manage Alula’s finances, financial planning, risk-management, legal and financial reporting.

Waldon brings 25 years of successful financial leadership to the position, and has helped startups raise funding, debut on public markets, streamline operations and grow revenue significantly.

“Gregg has the kind of track record that will make him an invaluable addition to the team,” said Brian McLaughlin, CEO at Alula. “The security and home automation industry is changing quickly because of the introduction of new technologies, new service models and evolving customer demands, and Gregg has proven he can be an effective leader in industries that are transforming.”

Waldon comes to Alula from Kareo, a leading provider of cloud-based practice-management software for independent medical practices. Kareo helps more than 45,000 providers nationwide run more efficient and profitable practices, processing more than 60 million patient records through its technology platform.

“Data technologies and cloud computing are remaking our country’s healthcare system,” Waldon said. “The security industry is undergoing its own fundamental changes as more consumers adopt connected products for the home. This is an exciting time to join a security and automation leader like Alula, which is not only leveraging these new technologies but also offering the innovative service models consumers want.”

Before joining Kareo, Waldon served as the CFO at RedBrick Health, a privately held healthcare technology company that develops corporate health and wellness programs with employers and payers. He also served a CFO at SoftBrands, a publicly-traded software company for the hospitality and manufacturing industries.

Waldon also served for seven years as CFO at Stellent, a content-management software company that was acquired by Oracle. He also served as CFO at at GalaGen, a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical company.

Gregg started his career in public accounting at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte. He holds a B.S. in Accounting from Bemidji State University in Minnesota and a M.S. in Finance from Colorado State University.

About Alula
Alula is the the only vertically integrated security and home automation platform purpose built for today’s independent security and installation professionals. Today, thousands of dealers across North America have nearly 300,000 active locations secured and connected with Alula. Designed for security professionals, the Alula platform provides a complete security, automation and video solution for renters, homeowners and commercial installations. Alula is a business-driven security platform designed to reduce truck rolls, increase RMR, simplify inventory and put dealers in control of their business, their customers and their revenue. The Alula platform is available nationwide through distributors that cater to the alarm and integrator industry. For more information, visit http://www.alula.net.

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