PROVO, Utah -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Vivint, the largest home automation services company in North America, today announced the appointment of Matthew Eyring as the company’s chief strategy and innovation officer. In this newly created position, Eyring will lead the organization’s directional growth initiatives in home automation, residential security, and solar markets as well as provide guidance and direction on new initiatives.
“Matt is an amazing asset to add to our team,” said Alex Dunn, chief operating officer at Vivint. “Our intense focus on market leading innovation is a huge part of Vivint’s continued success. With Matt’s experience helping some of the world’s best companies innovate and grow, he is well positioned to further Vivint’s reputation as a leading technology company.”
Eyring was most recently the managing partner of Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm co-founded by Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen. At Innosight, Eyring led worldwide strategy and operations, as well as the healthcare and emerging markets practices. Eyring joined Innosight as a partner in 2001, and was instrumental over a decade in helping the firm grow to its current leadership position.
Prior to Innosight, Eyring was vice president and general manager at LavaStorm, an internet professional services company. He also worked as a product manager in the cardiac surgery division of medical device manufacturer Medtronic.
Eyring currently serves on the board of Virgin Health Miles, part of the United Kingdom-based Virgin Group, and is a technical advisor to the US Department of Health and Human Services Innovation Fellows program. He is the co-author of several Harvard Business Review articles, including last month’s Two Routes to Resilience.
“This is an exciting time to join Vivint,” said Eyring. “Throughout my career, I have been drawn to high growth opportunities where cutting-edge technology and innovation can unlock tremendous value for customers. Vivint fits that description, and I look forward to overseeing the company’s future growth.”
Eyring has a BA in economics from the University of Utah and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Vivint is a leading provider of home technology services. Vivint services are delivered through a technology-based platform that integrates a wide range of wireless features and components to provide simple, affordable home security, energy management, home automation, and solar solutions. Our vision is to connect customers to the things that matter most—their homes, families, health, cars, and businesses. In 2011, Vivint's Home Automation package and Advanced Security package received a Consumers Digest "Best Buy" rating. Vivint also received the 2012 CSAA Central Station of the Year award for overall excellence in monitoring, training, and quality relationships with customers. Dedicated to protecting families, increasing energy efficiency, and simplifying lives, Vivint has over 13 years of experience and supports more than 700,000 customers throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.vivint.com.