Datablaze’s growing IoT presence has called for an additional directorate position, to which Datablaze has welcomed Dustin Gooden in as Vice President of IoT.
Gooden’s experience in the Internet of Things realm has been vast and successful. After helping Cradlepoint to successfully launch its channel partner program, he joined the Boston based leader in M2M and IoT, the Wyless Group, before the company’s acquisition by KORE and Abry Partners. During that time, he held the position of Director of Channel and Integrated Solutions, working to grow the companies channel and partner community.
Lance Hilton, CEO of Datablaze, commented, “Datablaze is pleased to have Dustin Gooden on board to propel our growth in the IoT management space. His proven track record of developing sales and generating channel partners makes him the ideal candidate for this position. We look forward to seeing the growth he will inevitably lead Datablaze into.”
On becoming the new VP of IoT, Dustin stated, “Over the years I’ve had the chance to work with a large number of great companies, including Datablaze, but after seeing what Datablaze brought to the market, I knew I wanted to be a part of what they were building. After years of seeing customer needs not being met and a laundry list of seeing what customers value the most, I had found it. At Datablaze the focus is on the customer and designing tools that allow them to achieve exactly what they want, not what the executive team wants, and that’s allowed us to grow in this market. There are many platforms out there, but I’d challenge any of them to say they were created by customers.”
Gooden has spent the last 13 years working and building relationships within the industry and is fully committed to expanding the reach of Datablaze’s platform with IoT users worldwide. Dustin will be responsible for the company’s market strategy and channel marketing, as well as developing new partnerships while building on past successes and amplifying Datablaze’s presence throughout the IoT community.