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for APX Group Holdings, Inc.

APX Group Holdings, Inc. is the parent holding company and 100% owner of Vivint, Inc., a leading provider of smart home technology.

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Todd Pedersen , , , Chief Executive Officer

Todd Pedersen is the CEO and founder of Vivint Inc., one of the largest home automation services provider in North America. Todd co-founded Vivint because he saw an opportunity to sell high-quality products using a personal approach.

In the summer of 1992, Todd hired 10 friends to sell pest control out of a single-wide trailer. By the end of the year, his team had expanded to 80 people. In 1999, his direct-to-home sales approach led him to launch APX Alarm, which later become Vivint. Under his leadership, Vivint has evolved from a groundbreaking idea into one of the fastest-growing home technology companies, now with more than 800,000 customers and 7,000 employees.

Vivint has grown steadily every year since its inception, and recently the company hit the landmark of $30 million RMR, a goal that only two other companies in the industry have achieved. This growth has allowed Vivint to consistently climb the rankings of the SDM Top 100 list of largest residential security installation and monitoring organizations. In 2013, Vivint was ranked at number 46 on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies. Thanks to Todd’s vision and leadership, Vivint has grown exponentially and in 2012 was acquired by the Blackstone Group for more than $2 billion. The acquisition marked the largest tech buyout in Utah history.

Todd continued his tradition of shaking up stale markets with the launch of Vivint Solar. Using the power purchase agreement (PPA), Vivint Solar offers customers a unique way to afford a traditionally expensive technology. Since its inception in 2011, Vivint Solar has become the second largest residential solar power provider in the United States.

As a result of his efforts in the business world and in the community, Todd was named the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2010 in the services category for the Utah Region. The award recognizes "outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses." He was also named Utah's Entrepreneur of the Year by Mountain West Capital Network and voted one of Utah’s 10 Coolest Entrepreneurs of 2013 by Utah Valley BusinessQ.

Alex Dunn , , , President

Alex Dunn is President of Vivint Inc. As President, Alex oversees the strategic direction of the company and manages Vivint’s revenue growth and future expansion plans.

Since joining the company, Alex has taken Vivint from a local, direct-to-home business to a nationally recognized security, home automation, and solar company. In 2006, Alex played a critical role in bringing on equity partners including Goldman Sachs, Jupiter Partners, and Peterson Partners, and securing an $800 million credit facility with a syndicate of 13 financial institutions. In 2012, he spearheaded the company’s acquisition by the Blackstone Group for more than $2 billion, positioning Vivint for further growth into international markets and new business lines.

Prior to joining Vivint, Alex started and ran two successful venture-backed companies, and served as Chief of Staff and COO to Governor Mitt Romney in Massachusetts. Alex holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University.

Mark Davies , , , Chief Financial Officer

Mark Davies serves as the Chief Financial Officer for Vivint. Before joining Vivint, he served as Executive Vice President of Alcoa, as President of the company's Global Business Services unit and as a member of the Alcoa Executive Council. In this role he was responsible for leading an integrated organization consisting of the Chief Procurement Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Security Officer, and Global Services, with a collective employee base of more than 2,000 employees in 20 countries.

Before Alcoa Mark was at Dell Inc. where he spent 12 years, most recently as the Managing Vice President of Strategic Programs. In this position, he helped lead the global business transformation of the company. Prior to that, Mark served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Global Consumer Group, a $13 billion enterprise with operations in five regions and 45 countries. Earlier, Mark was CFO for Dell's first Global Operations organization, which included manufacturing, supply chain, logistics, research and development, and product marketing. He also held roles in sales, operations, and corporate as Dell grew from $14 billion to $62 billion in revenue and over 100,000 employees.

Mark spent two years at Applied Materials in several executive finance roles and began his career at Hewlett Packard in financial operations and ultimately held positions in manufacturing, supply chain, procurement, and accounting for a number of international operations.

Matt Eyring , , , Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Matthew Eyring is Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer at Vivint Inc. Matt leads Vivint’s directional growth initiatives in the home automation, security, wireless internet, energy management, and solar markets.

Before joining Vivint, Matt was the managing partner of Innosight, a global strategy and innovation consulting firm. Matt led worldwide strategy and operations at the firm, as well as the healthcare and emerging markets practices. Matt joined Innosight as a partner and co-owner in 2001, and was critical in helping the firm grow to its current leadership position.

Matt currently serves on the board of VirginPulse, part of the UK-based Virgin Group and as a member of the National Presidential Advisory Board of Utah Valley University. He is the co-author of several Harvard Business Review articles. Matt holds a BA in economics from the University of Utah and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.

Scott Hardy , , , Chief Operating Officer

Scott Hardy is responsible for the customer-facing operations of the company, including customer care, monitoring, field service and business analytics.

Before his promotion to COO, Hardy served for two years as the senior vice president of inside sales at Vivint Smart Home, where he led customer acquisition through the company’s digital marketing, inside sales, retail and partner channels. Under Hardy’s leadership, his 300-person team doubled the volume of sales through these channels, while decreasing acquisition costs. Hardy joined Vivint in 2013 as the vice president of business analytics.

Before Vivint, Hardy was a principal at the Cicero Group, LP, a consulting and market research firm, where he led the firm’s strategy consulting practice. He also spent several years at McKinsey & Company and Monitor Group, where he focused on sales, marketing and operational improvement projects for several Fortune 500 companies. Scott has led operating divisions of other companies, including Cisco where he was a director of product management and an early member of the company’s TelePresence cloud business unit. He also spent several years in general management and marketing roles for Tandberg and NCH Partsmaster Europe.

Hardy has a bachelor’s degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

JT Hwang , , , Chief Information Officer

JT Hwang is Chief Information Officer at Vivint, Inc. As CTO, JT oversees all IT operations and software development.

JT understands that a smart company requires smart technology, and he has built a solid technological infrastructure that has been essential to Vivint's growth as a company. As a large company, Vivint requires a wide variety of complex programs to perform at its best. From a robust customer management and scheduling system, to an elaborate phone system and fully functional monitoring station, JT's contributions have been instrumental in managing this complex environment.

The customer management system is all-encompassing and includes billing, the ability to run credit, customer support, and other reports and dashboards. The scheduling system implemented by JT has improved field service and led to Vivint receiving a 2010 Mobilizer award for Field Service Excellence.

In addition, JT's construction of the Central Monitoring Station is perhaps his most important contribution to date and has been particularly important to Vivint's progress. The monitoring station completed Vivint's transformation into a full-service security company with service and monitoring capabilities managed within one organization. JT is also responsible for technology strategies. He is always looking toward the future and researching new technologies that will help Vivint better serve its customers. He also ensures that new technology from acquisitions and out sources integrates correctly with Vivint's programs and systems.

Before coming to Vivint, JT worked at HP and was the Chief Architect at Netezza. He holds both a bachelor's in computer science and a master's in computer science and electrical engineering from MIT.

Jeff Lyman , , , Chief Marketing Officer

Jeff Lyman is the Chief Marketing Officer for Vivint. In this position, he leads global marketing and communication initiatives to elevate the Vivint brand and drive business results.

Jeff has more than 13 years of experience leading brand communications and developing digital products. Before being promoted to CMO, Jeff served as VP of Consumer Experience at Vivint, where he led the creation of industry-leading product experiences and positioned the company to revolutionize how consumers interact with their home.

Prior to joining Vivint, Jeff spent nearly a decade at Nike, Inc., most recently as Senior Director for Mobile and Web Design at Nike+, Nike’s industry-leading activity tracking service. Jeff has worked across the landscape of the Nike Brand, including leading digital and marketplace communication for NIKEiD (Nike’s custom footwear experience), Nike Basketball, and the LeBron James brand. Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and an MBA in Marketing from the University of Oregon.

Todd Santiago , , , Chief Sales Officer

Todd Santiago is Chief Sales Officer at Vivint Inc. In this capacity, Todd leads all sales efforts at Vivint, including the direct-to-home division, inside sales, and channel partners. He is also responsible for expanding Vivint’s smart home and energy solutions into the commercial sector and international markets.

Before joining Vivint, Todd was president of 2Gig Technologies. While at 2Gig he built the company’s security and home automation platform into an industry leader. He also developed a network of more than 2,000 dealers throughout North America. Since it began shipping products in 2009, 2Gig has sold more than 800,000 of its Go!Control panels. Todd’s leadership was instrumental in the company’s acquisitions by Blackstone and, most recently, Nortek for $135 million.

Todd received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Shawn Lindquist , , , Chief Legal Officer

Shawn Lindquist has served as our Chief Legal Officer since May 2016. From February 2014 to May 2016, Mr. Lindquist served as chief legal officer, executive vice president and secretary of Vivint Solar, Inc. From February 2010 to February 2014, Mr. Lindquist served as chief legal officer, executive vice president and secretary of Fusion-io, Inc., a leading provider of flash memory solutions for application acceleration. From 2005 to January 2010, Mr. Lindquist served as chief legal officer, senior vice president and secretary of Omniture, Inc., an online marketing and web analytics company, through the completion and integration of the merger of Omniture with Adobe Systems Incorporated. Prior to Omniture, Mr. Lindquist was a corporate and securities attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, P.C., one of the leading legal advisors to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. Mr. Lindquist has also served as in-house corporate and mergers and acquisitions counsel for Novell, Inc., and as vice president and general counsel of a privately held, venture-backed company. Mr. Lindquist has also served as an adjunct professor of law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University.

Shawn holds a B.S. in Business Management-Finance and a J.D. from Brigham Young University.

Senior Leadership

Joe Albaugh , , , Chief Security Officer

Joe Albaugh is the Chief Security Officer at Vivint. In this position, Joe is responsible for all security strategy and initiatives across the company.

Joe has more than twenty years of professional experience in security analysis, design, implementation and management, with a particularly strong background in technical vulnerability assessment and program development.

Before joining Vivint, Joe was the Chief Information Security Officer for the U.S. Department of Transportation, overseeing the information assurance and cyber security efforts across all modes of transportation within the department. Prior to this role, Joe was the Chief Information Security Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) where he led the redesign the organization’s cyber security program.

Before joining the FAA, Joe was the Chief Information Security Officer and acting Chief Information Officer for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where he built and managed global information security and technology programs. He has also served as a senior manager in BearingPoint’s Public Services Solutions Group where he led the security practices for foreign affairs and federal health-care.

Joe received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in information assurance from Norwich University. He completed executive education programs at the Yale School of Management and the Federal Executive Institute. He has also acquired several professional certifications in his career, including the CISSP, C|EH, MCSE, CCNA and PCLP, and was an advisory board member for the C|CISO certification.

Steve Dixon , , , Senior Vice President, Customer Experience and Operations

Steve Dixon is Senior Vice President of Customer Experience and Operations at Vivint Inc. With more than 20 years of experience managing customer-facing teams, Steve has worked with some of the largest and most well-respected companies in the world. At Vivint, he is responsible for overseeing all customer service and support functions.

In this capacity, Steve manages Vivint’s Customer Care team and oversees monitoring operations for the company’s Central Station, which was awarded the 2012 Central Station of the Year by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). He also directs Vivint’s Customer Loyalty team and leads the company’s Sales Operations group, which is responsible for providing logistical support for Vivint’s summer sales program.

Before joining Vivint, Steve was Vice President of Account Management at Adobe Systems Inc. in Orem, Utah. While there, he led the team that managed corporate relationships. This team serviced hundreds of Fortune 500 clients and thousands of other clients around the world in the digital online marketing industry. Previously, he served as Director of Client Services at Financial Fusion Inc., a subsidiary of Sybase, and as Senior Manager of Client Services at Automation Data Processing (ADP).

Steve earned a bachelor's degree in communications from Brigham Young University.

Starr Fowler , , , Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Starr Fowler is the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Vivint.

Starr has more than 13 years of experience developing and executing human capital strategies that maximize enterprise profitability and performance. Before joining Vivint, Starr spent eight years at Boart Longyear (BLY), the world’s leading provider of drilling services and products for the mining industry. In this position she was responsible for leading large-scale organization change initiatives aimed at driving efficiencies and reducing costs in the company. She also held a variety of regional and global human resource roles including, Director of Human Resources, Asia Pacific and Director of Human Resources, Global Products where she created talent management and leadership development programs. Early in Starr’s career, she also held HR positions with Honeywell and AMEC.

Starr holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Idaho and an MBA in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University.

Dale Gerard , , , Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer

Dale R. Gerard is Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Vivint Inc. In this position, Dale is responsible for the treasury and risk management functions, including bank relationships management, capital market activities, liquidity and cash management, insurance, and overall corporate finance strategy. He played an integral role in the development of the company’s financial forecasting model and in Blackstone’s acquisition of Vivint, resulting in the largest technology transaction ever to close in Utah.

He also nurtures Vivint’ s relationships with current and prospective investors and frequently draws on his strong experiences in raising capital through private and public offerings to support Vivint’s growth strategies.

Aside from Vivint, Dale has had more than 12 years of experience in treasury and financial management. At American Commercial Lines he worked as the Assistant Treasurer and Director of Finance and was responsible for treasury operations, including billing, credit, collections, disbursements, liquidity forecasting, and banking relationships. Dale was also Senior Treasury and Financial Analyst at Wabash National Corporation where he supported the company’s risk management, treasury operations, and financial planning. He has also worked at Great Lakes Chemical Corporation as a Financial Analyst and was responsible for reporting and forecasting monthly financial statements and creating financial business models and strategies.

Dale earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting and his MBA from Purdue University. He is also a Certified Treasury Professional.

Michael Green , , , Senior Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis

Michael Green is the Senior Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis at Vivint. In this position, Michael is responsible for providing financial leadership to Vivint’s corporate resource and business operating units. He supports Vivint’s strategy, performance management, business development, and planning.

Prior to joining Vivint, Michael held numerous leadership positions across a broad spectrum of large public companies and high growth private enterprises. He has been the CFO of Global Business Services at Alcoa, the global leader in primary and fabricated aluminum; CFO of Customer Care at Asurion, the market leader in total equipment protection services; and the Executive Finance Director of Global Operations at Dell. Michael brings more than 20 years of progressive experience in operations and finance from many industry leaders, including Caterpillar, IBM, and Intel. His responsibilities have spanned strategic planning and operations support for product development, sales, customer service, procurement, manufacturing, fulfillment, and logistics.

Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and an executive MBA from Duke University.

Pat Kelliher , , , Chief Accounting Officer

Pat Kelliher has served as Chief Accounting Officer at Vivint Inc. February 2014. In this role, Pat is responsible for all the company’s accounting activities, including external financial reporting, customer billing, payroll, taxes and accounts payable. Pat joined Vivint in March 2012 as Vice President of Finance and Controller.

Before joining Vivint, Pat was the Vice President of Finance and Controller for Omniture Inc. and helped expand the company’s annual revenues from $43 million to $350 million in just five years. He developed Omniture’s accounting infrastructure and played an integral role in the company’s IPO, which was the most successful tech IPO in 2006. After Omniture was acquired by Adobe Inc. in 2009, Pat was named the Senior Director of Finance and Controller of Adobe’s Digital Marketing Business Unit.

Pat was also the VP of Finance and Assistant Corporate Controller at Cadence Design Systems, a $1.1 billion software company, based in the Silicon Valley. He led the transition of Cadence’s back-office accounting functions from San Jose to Utah, which was completed in less than two months. He then ran the Utah office locally and managed an organization of more than 50 employees.

Prior to Cadence, Pat held a number of senior finance roles with various technology growth companies. He began his career in public accounting, in the Chicago office of Coopers and Lybrand.

Pat holds a Bachelors of Science in accounting and finance from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, with a concentration in corporate finance and international business. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Illinois and a Certified Management Accountant.

Jim Nye , , , Senior Vice President, Product Management

Jim Nye is Senior Vice President of Product Management at Vivint Inc. As Vice President, Jim manages new product development, technology, and business partnerships.

In this capacity, Jim has played a critical role in Vivint's transition from a security-only product line to a home automation provider. Jim oversees product requirements, testing, and roll-outs to ensure the success of the product throughout its lifecycle—from installation to communication with the monitoring station to customer satisfaction. Jim leads the company's relationship with 2Gig Technologies. This partnership has allowed the company to provide customers with innovative home automation technology, such as an LCD touchscreen panel, a fully integrated security system, and a programmable thermostat. Jim has also played a critical role in forming relationships with, whose software allows customers to control their systems from their smartphones or computers.

Jim's vision has made Vivint a trendsetter in the home automation industry. His product choices and development have given customers intuitive technology with which to manage their homes. Vivint's current product line is robust and has poised the company for continued success and additional services in the future.

Before assuming the role of vice president, Jim worked for Vivint as a system administrator. Prior to joining Vivint, he served as a contractor for Northrop Grumman where he maintained missile defense systems. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Colorado.

David Porter , , , Chief Procurement Officer

David Porter is responsible for sourcing, procurement and supply chain management across the company. David has more than 18 years of supply chain experience, including a variety of executive positions at Cummins, Inc., a Fortune 500 company and the nation’s largest manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines.

Before Vivint, David was the executive director of supply chain for the Engine Division of Cummins where he was responsible for global engine manufacturing and procurement across a network of 11 plants around the world. He led more than 6,000 employees and managed nearly $3 billion in annual purchases. Previously, he served as the general manager of Global Oil and Gas at Cummins and headed the company’s sales and marketing efforts worldwide. His other executive roles at Cummins included managing one of the company’s largest engine plants in Jamestown, New York, and managing a plant for three years in Juarez, Mexico.

David is a former captain in the U.S. Army where he served as a logistics officer.

He holds a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jeremy Warren , , , Chief Technology Officer

Jeremy Warren is the Chief Technology Officer at Vivint Inc. In this position, Jeremy drives growth and business opportunities and oversees the creation of new product and services ideas for Vivint. He works closely with the entire innovation team to create the structures and processes necessary to analyze new business ideas and allocate resources for their development.

Before joining Vivint, Jeremy was the Chief Technology Officer at 2GIG Technologies, a leading provider of innovative solutions for home security and home automation. There he was responsible for the engineering and mass production of 2GIG’s product line, with a particular focus on forward evolution in this now rapidly-changing industry.

Prior to 2GIG, Jeremy was the Chief Technology Officer of the U. S. Department of Justice, where his responsibilities included formulating the Department's technology strategy, providing technology expertise in program oversight, performing research, and coordinating all aspects of the Department's technical architecture. Jeremy was also the Chief Architect of Lavastorm Technologies, where he focused on rules-based processing systems, data mining, and statistical analysis.

Jeremy studied computer science engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Nathan Wilcox , , , Chief Compliance Officer

Nathan Wilcox serves as Chief Compliance Officer for Vivint Inc., one of the largest home automation companies in North America. With more than 19 years of legal experience, Nathan has extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation.

Nathan represents Vivint in legal affairs, manages litigation and regulatory matters, and assists with legal issues such as acquisitions and transitions. Nathan is also the President of the Utah Alarm Association and a member of the Electronic Security Association’s Bylaws Committee as well as a board member.

Before joining to Vivint, Nathan was a shareholder at Anderson & Karrenberg, P.C., and specialized in commercial and civil litigation. Nathan earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from the Creighton University School of Law.


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Phone: 801-705-8011

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