January 13, 2022 – JM Search, a senior-level talent provider serving private equity investors, portfolio companies and Fortune 1000s, recently assisted in the recruitment of Gary A. Gibson as the new chief technology officer for VSBLTY Groupe Technologies Corp. He succeeds Tim Huckaby who resigned in December. Partners Bill Borkovitz and Bill Hogenauer led the assignment. “We are excited to welcome Gary to our top management team,” said Jay Hutton, co-founder and CEO of VSBLTY. “He has earned a reputation for a product development philosophy of relentless innovation and improvement on behalf of customers. Gary joins the company at a strategic time as VSBLTY is primed to expand our global footprint and advanced technology in the retail and security industries.”
Mr. Gibson brings to VSBLTY more than 20 years of innovation-driven new product development—from concept to scale—under aggressive time-to-market. He has led global teams to develop software and hardware platforms across cloud, mobile, telecommunications and IoT, while delivering novel solutions spanning multiple disciplines, including the areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision. Prior to joining VSBLTY, Mr. Gibson served as CTO of 5×5 Technologies Inc. in Saint Petersburg, FL. He created the firm’s technology vision and led profitable operations from negative to plus-27 percent margins through benchmarking, workflow optimization and disciplined execution, and then laid the groundwork for an additional 35 percent improvement.
Previously, Mr. Gibson spent 11 years as CTO of San Diego, CA-based VirtualMetrix Inc., where he created the firm’s technology vision, led roadmap and product definition, defined solution architectures and drove execution for the company’s four product lines. He also directed six new product developments.
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VSBLTY technology provides enhanced customer engagement and audience measurement using machine learning and computer vision. Its VisionCaptor and DataCaptor software combine motion graphics and interactive brand messaging with computer vision measurement and insights. The company is headquartered in Philadelphia.
JM Search is an advisor to CEOs, investors and boards of directors in recruiting, assessing, and delivering high performance leaders and transformational leadership teams. Its clients include private equity firms and portfolio companies, venture capital-backed businesses and publicly held companies across North America. Founded in 1980, the JM Search recruiting team brings together former operating and financial executives, investors and experienced search professionals with deep industry specialization, functional expertise and proven access to talent spanning multiple industry sectors.
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Mr. Borkovitz recruits C-level executives across a range of industries, including financial services, business services and technology. He has over 20 years of operating experience combined with more than a decade of C-level executive recruiting to the firm. Drawing on his operating experience, Mr. Borkovitz assesses talent and organizational needs for his clients.
In addition to almost 10 years of executive search experience, Mr. Hogenauer has decades of business development and leadership experience in multiple technical markets. He has founded and helped build start-ups and small businesses in areas ranging from engineering and manufacturing to complex algorithms embedded in medical software. His roles have included engineering management, business development and corporate leadership in businesses that sell both products and services.
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