BridgeCo Inc. (www.bridgeco.com), a leading provider of entertainment networking solutions, announced the appointment of Jordan Watters as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. Mr. Watters will report directly to BridgeCo CEO Gene Sheridan as he assumes responsibility for the company's global sales team, which includes sales offices in North America, Europe, Japan and Taiwan.
With more than twenty years as a technology executive, Mr. Watters brings considerable experience to his new role at BridgeCo. Mr. Watters was previously Executive Vice President at D2Audio, where he led corporate sales efforts that focused on global consumer audio accounts, the primary market segment that BridgeCo also targets. Prior to D2Audio, Mr. Watters held a succession of marketing and sales positions including graphics chip maker 3DFX Interactive, Zight Technologies, VideoLogic and Conner Peripherals. Earlier in his career, he also managed engineering developments at Domain Technology and at the prestigious Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Mr. Watters holds BS degrees in Engineering and Chemistry from California State University, and an MS degree in Engineering from Stanford University.
"Jordan has an incredible track record of building sales teams and expanding market penetration," said BridgeCo CEO Gene Sheridan. "His knowledge and existing relationships with key players in the global consumer audio market will be invaluable for BridgeCo's business development plans. We are fortunate to have Mr. Watters join our executive team."
Dozens of companies worldwide use BridgeCo processor and software technology in products targeted at consumer home networking applications and at audio capture and connectivity products used by professional and amateur musicians. Many products built on BridgeCo technology have won awards for their utility, performance and quality.
"BridgeCo technology is targeted squarely at the emerging multi-million unit opportunity for connecting consumer audio devices in the home to computers and many exciting new Internet services available now through home networks," said Jordan Watters, BridgeCo's newly appointed Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales. "The BridgeCo name is already well-known by consumer electronics OEMs because their ground-breaking connectivity technologies are so widely used by professional musicians and now leading consumer product brands. Their reputation, broad and robust technology platforms and product portfolio makes BridgeCo a very attractive opportunity for any technology sales executive."
BridgeCo, a digital entertainment networking pioneer, offers the world's most comprehensive, cost-effective and highly integrated processor and software platforms for connecting Internet media sources, computers and consumer electronics throughout the home. BridgeCo platforms are used in a wide range of innovative and legacy products produced by the multi-billion dollar global consumer electronics industry, including digital media players, audio adapters, AVRs, musical instruments and breakout boxes. Its silicon and middleware platforms were among the first anywhere to be DLNA(TM) CERTIFIED, and its solutions are used by leading consumer electronics manufacturers worldwide.
Using BridgeCo's processor and bundled software, OEMs can offer stand-alone media network products, or embed networking capabilities directly into consumer products, at competitive retail price points. The company also offers market-leading solutions for FireWire(TM) audio interface systems used by musicians and other content creators.
BridgeCo is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company with headquarters in Los Angeles, California and operations in Zurich, Switzerland. Its key investors include Advent Venture Partners, Benchmark Capital, Cipio Partners (formerly Infineon Ventures), Earlybird Venture Capital, Fidelity Ventures, Intel Capital and Wellington Partners.