OptConnect Appoints Steve Garrett as Chief Product Officer

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Garrett Will Oversee All Product Strategy, Creation and Implementation.

He has demonstrated impactful leadership and dedication to the business. This promotion is well-deserved and hard-earned.

OptConnect, a leader in the managed wireless connectivity industry, today announced that they have appointed Steve Garrett as Chief Product Officer. Garrett is the former Director of Sales Engineering and has been instrumental in all product-related strategy and execution since joining the team in 2012.

In his new role, Garrett will own the entire strategic development for all OptConnect products. He will have full autonomy to adjust and optimize both new and existing products to best serve the overall company vision.

“Steve has always played the lead role in almost every software or hardware product we've introduced to our customers,” said Chris Baird, CEO of OptConnect. “He has demonstrated impactful leadership and dedication to the business. This promotion is well-deserved and hard-earned.”

Before joining OptConnect in 2012, Garrett was the CIO at Navigator Communications. In his career, he has held CIO positions in both Healthcare and Telecom. With over 40 years of experience in the technology industry, Garrett brings an extensive knowledge of product technology and sales to OptConnect.

“I’m excited to assume the role of OptConnect’s Chief Product Officer as we bring fundamentally new solutions to the market,” said Garrett. “The introduction of new IoT technologies is accelerating, and it’s critical to identify the best ideas and incorporate them into our current and future products and services. Together our teams will ensure that companies enjoy simple to deploy, full-featured, headache-free managed wireless solutions today and in the years ahead.”

Additionally, OptConnect is expanding its sales team and has recently hired Sean Horan as Senior Enterprise Sales Director. Horan has more than 14 years of M2M/IoT sales, business development, and product management experience. Before joining OptConnect, he was Sales Director at Sigfox where he oversaw IoT Solution Sales in North America across multiple IoT verticals.

“I’ve admired OptConnect’s growth and commitment to innovation over the years,” said Horan. “After meeting with the leadership team and seeing their passion and dedication, I knew I wanted to be a part of this company.”

To learn more about joining OptConnect’s growing team, please visit https://optconnect.zenapply.com/apply#!/culture. For more information about OptConnect, please visit http://www.optconnect.com.

About OptConnect
OptConnect is an industry leader in the managed wireless connectivity space, based out of Kaysville, Utah. Primary Internet of Things (IoT) markets for OptConnect include ATMs, self-service kiosks, micro-markets, and digital signage. The company’s solution focuses on providing safe, secure, reliable, and affordable connectivity by using a combination of proprietary device configurations, cloud-based remote monitoring software, and tight integration with cellular carriers. Additional information is available at http://www.optconnect.com.

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