Parakeet provides Enterprise solutions for Multi-Dwelling Unit Owners/Managers to improve the resident experience and decrease expenses using our smart home automation technology. Our system allows for centralized remote access control of primary property functions like HVAC monitoring, door locks, garage doors, thermostat as well as freeze/flood sensors and has the ability to scale from a single property to thousands of properties. The core of our software is engineered to give property managers the control, oversight and flexibility they need to grow their businesses by eliminating many of their current costly inefficiencies and allowing them to focus on their main goal.
Brad is an Angel Investor and technologist with a background in software. He was recently a Software Engineer with UAV/drone start-up Procerus Technologies. Procerus was acquired by Lockheed Martin in 2012. Previously he spent time in the telecommunications industry working as a Software Engineer for Broadwing Telecommunications. Brad has a BS & MS in Computer Science from Brigham Young University.
Senior Vice President of Software Engineering
Matt is an experienced web developer and talented CTO. He honed his engineering and management skills at companies such as 1-800 contacts and Novarad. He was CTO at technology startups Banyan and AltaPoint Data Systems. If anything good happens, it happens on the web and Matt wields his bag of know-how to help companies have their best web presence and application architecture.
Director of Sales and Distribution
With extensive sales experience in the rental home automation industry, DJ is a valuable asset to the Parakeet team. He was previously at competitor LockState where he was the first salesperson for the company and helped build it to over $3M in annual revenue. DJ is widely known within the vacation rental industry. He also has sales experience in the home construction materials industry at GSI, Palm Harbor Homes and more. He is a relationship builder and can relate with anyone.
Director of Business Development
Tony has years of sales experience in the real estate industry. He was previously VP of Sales for RP Capital and Sales Director at TruPlace. He also worked at VirtualKey and has experience in the retail sector. He has a Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Alabama and is a Crimson Tide fan.
Vice President of Operations
Damon joined Parakeet in 2018 as the Vice President of Operations. He has over 25 years of experience in technology companies, leading efforts in product management, marketing, engineering, quality assurance and operations. Damon’s experience covers a wide range of markets including consumer, education, commercial and military, with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 100. Damon earned a B.S. degree from Brigham Young University in Electrical Engineering Technology. He has held various leadership roles in a number of industry-leading companies such as WordPerfect, Novell, Citrix, Digi, Lockheed Martin and, most recently, Imagine Learning.
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