Monday, November 23, 2015

Alphabet’s Nest Hires VP for Security, Services From Microsoft, AmEx | Re/code

Excerpt from a Nest snapshot

"Post-acquisition, Nest has grown sharply, at least in personnel. It has nearly quadrupled from its size of roughly 300 employees. On Monday, the company announced the addition of two new VPs: Jim Alkove, a Windows enterprise exec at Microsoft, to run security; and Nik Sathe, CTO of American Express and a former Googler, to run apps and services.

That’s expansion has come with some growing pains typical of startups. Nest’s revenue growth is less clear. Those familiar with the company say it’s not yet moving an impressive clip — hobbled, in part, by the nascence of the industry and intensifying competition from home-security incumbents, startups, and mobile giants Samsung and Apple."
Alphabet’s Nest Hires VP for Security, Services From Microsoft, AmEx | Re/code
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