SPMB Executive Search Recruits Chief Technology Officer for Arlo Technologies

March 8, 2024 – SPMB Executive Search, which helps find transformative executives throughout Silicon Valley, has recruited Samir Kapoor as the new chief technology officer of NYSE-traded Arlo Technologies, Inc., a smart home security brand in San Jose, CA. The search was led by Sean Lucq and Lea Hagglund from SPMB’s engineering and product practice. “As Arlo looks forward to its next stage of growth, we are excited to welcome Samir into Arlo’s executive leadership as its new chief technology officer,” said Matthew McRae, CEO of Arlo. “Samir brings a proven track record of leading complex engineering organizations that bring together hardware, software, and services into a holistic, complete solution, and Samir is uniquely positioned to lean in and excel in this challenging role.”

Mr. Kapoor is a seasoned C-level technology executive with deep experience leading complex engineering organizations across hardware, software, and SaaS technology companies. He has a track record of success at companies including Fitbit and Life360, where he also served as chief technology officer. Mr. Kapoor is an operating partner at Diversis Capital, a software and technology-focused growth private equity firm with over $1 billion AUM. He formerly served as executive vice president, engineering and product at Swift Navigation. In addition, Mr. Kapoor spent 10 years with Qualcomm serving as VP of engineering. He also has advisory and board experience at various VC and PE backed companies.

“Samir’s appointment will further strengthen Arlo’s executive leadership team as it focuses on the acceleration of its services-first strategy,” the company said. “I am thrilled to join the Arlo leadership team and leverage my consumer-centric, services-first experience to accelerate the execution of Arlo’s services-first strategy, increase customer satisfaction, and maximize shareholder value,” said Mr. Kapoor. “Throughout my engagement with the Arlo team, it became clear that the passion and commitment to deliver on the organization’s promise to protect everything is firmly rooted in Arlo’s culture of innovation, disciplined execution, and customer-centricity.”

Arlo’s expertise in AI- and CV-powered analytics, cloud services, user experience and product design, and innovative wireless and RF connectivity enables the delivery of a seamless, smart security experience for users. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning connected devices, software, and services. These include wire-free, smart Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled security cameras, video doorbells, floodlights, security system, and Arlo’s subscription services: Arlo Secure and Arlo Safe.

Specializing in technology and innovation, SPMB Executive Search recruits upper management and board members to growth-oriented companies in tech, consumer, and sustainability industries. SPMB has also placed dozens of senior executives at the portfolio companies of leading private equity firm partners including Blackstone, KKR, and TPG.

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With 20+ years of experience in technology retained search, Mr. Lucq has played a key role in 300+ executive search projects since joining SPMB in 2000. Among his other contributions, he helped architect SPMB’s research-driven methodology. Over the past two decades, Mr. Lucq has built a successful search practice that specializes in identifying and placing engineering, technical, and product leadership.

SPMB Recruits President for Omnidian

Todd Greenhalgh and Gina Burns of SPMB Executive Search’s innovation & sustainability practice, have placed Minesh Shah as president of Omnidian in Seattle, WA. “After an exhaustive and careful selection process, we are pleased to welcome Minesh to our team,” said Mark Liffmann, co-founder and CEO of Omnidian. “His demonstrated leadership skills and alignment with our values make him an ideal fit to drive our continued success and enhance our commitment to innovation and Omnidian’s stated objective to delight our clients.” With 25+ years of experience scaling customer-driven businesses, Minesh specializes in customer experience, logistics & supply chain operations, sales and customer support, omnichannel integration, consumer marketing, and team development, SPMB said in a LinkedIn post.

Ms. Hagglund joined SPMB to help launch the firm’s product and technology practice. Today, she remains an integral part of that practice specializing in product and engineering searches across our high growth enterprise and consumer clients. With nearly 10 years of search experience, Ms. Hagglund has partnered with companies including ChartHop, Neo4j, Cohesity, Dapper Labs, Axonify, MVMNT, Hipcamp, Ready Education, and Tackle.io, among others.

Recent Assignment

SPMB recently placed Jim Stuebner as the new CFO of Secure Code Warrior. The assignment was led by partner Steven Popper. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, Secure Code is a software development company that gives developers the skills to write secure code. “We’re pleased to congratulate our client Secure Code Warrior and our placement Jim Stuebner who joins the leadership team as chief financial officer,” SPMB said. “Cheers to an exceptional addition to the team.”

Mr. Stuebner’s career spans 20+ years as a finance executive in SaaS, software and other growth-oriented technology companies. As CFO, he is responsible for Secure Code Warrior’s finance, accounting, legal, security and IT functions. Before joining the company, Mr. Stuebner served as SVP of finance at Intapp, VP of finance at Venafi, VP of risk management at Trimble, and division CFO at both VMware and HP. He relies on his experience scaling private and public companies, including contributing to an IPO at Intapp, to help drive growth at Secure Code Warrior.

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Contributed by Scott A. Scanlon, Editor-in-Chief; Dale M. Zupsansky, Executive Editor; Lily Fauver, Senior Editor – Hunt Scanlon Media

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