Chris Wheaton Brings Entrepreneurial Focus and Deep Industry Experience
BELLEVUE, Wash., Aug. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Bsquare Corporation (BSQR), a builder of technology that is powering the next generation of intelligent devices and the systems in which they operate, today announced the appointment of Chris Wheaton as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 9, 2019.
Mr. Wheaton is an experienced entrepreneur and veteran financial and operations executive. Previously he co-founded and served as CFO and COO of EnerG2, a manufacturer of advanced materials for energy storage applications. Under Mr. Wheaton's leadership, the company capitalized, built, and operated the only manufacturing facility in the world dedicated solely to the production of engineered energy storage materials. EnerG2 was acquired in 2015 by BASF. Chris has also held the CFO position at Pacific Science Center and served as interim CFO in companies around the Puget Sound. Earlier in his career, he held executive positions at Loudcloud, Inc., the first cloud computing company. Chris received a BA from Northwestern University in Chicago and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
"Chris has a unique mix of financial, operational, and general management experience spanning more than 25 years in highly diverse endeavors. He's a financial entrepreneur with a track record of leading in times of rapid expansion and significant change," said Ralph C. Derrickson, President and CEO, Bsquare Corporation. "I look forward to partnering with Chris to accelerate the execution of the One Bsquare initiatives returning us to growth and profitability."
"Bsquare is well positioned to lead the transition to intelligent devices and systems while creating new business models and opportunities. I am thrilled to join the Bsquare team and put my entrepreneurial experience to work in collaboration with Ralph and the Board of Directors," said Chris Wheaton, CFO, Bsquare Corporation.
Bsquare builds technology that is powering the next generation of intelligent devices and the systems in which they operate. We believe the promise of IoT will be realized through the development of intelligent devices and intelligent systems that are cloud-enabled, contribute data, facilitate distributed control & decision making, and operate securely at scale. Bsquare's suite of services and software components allow our customers to create new revenue streams and operating models while providing new opportunities for lowering costs and improving operations. We serve a global customer base from offices in Bellevue, Washington, the United Kingdom and Taiwan. For more information, please visit www.bsquare.com.
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