Airware Accelerates Enterprise Growth With Key Executive Hires




May 25, 2017 – Airware is pleased to announce several new additions to its executive team and board of directors.

Yvonne Wassenaar joins the company as Chief Operations Officer, Rick Baker as VP of Global Sales, Andrew Mackles as VP of Product, and David Arsenault as VP of Engineering. Airware, which continues its growth as the leading enterprise platform for aerial business intelligence, has added these key leaders to expand the market category it has pioneered and to support increased enterprise adoption, particularly of its vertical solutions in insurance, aggregates, mining, and construction.

“We couldn’t be happier to welcome such seasoned enterprise leaders to Airware as we continue to expand our offerings, grow our customer base, and ensure our customers’ success in deploying commercial drones at scale. Yvonne, Rick, Andrew, and Dave have decades of experience helping large enterprises adopt and benefit from transformational technologies,” said Jonathan Downey, founder and CEO of Airware. “Each has been pivotal to the growth of highly successful organizations, and we look forward to leveraging their enterprise experience as we continue to scale the industry’s leading aerial business intelligence platform.”

Airware also announced the appointment of Martin Casado, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, as a new member of the board of directors. A pioneer in Software Defined Networking, Casado cofounded Nicira Networks, which was acquired by VMware in 2012 for $1.26B. He brings considerable expertise in category creation, scaling enterprises, building sales organizations, and developing enterprise customer programs. Casado will be replacing Andreessen Horowitz’s Chris Dixon, who served on the board of Airware for the last four years.

“Airware has carved out its own market category – a feat very few companies successfully achieve – and will continue to own the market,” said Casado. “I look forward to working alongside Jonathan and his experienced team to further establish Airware as the defacto drone solution for the enterprise.”




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