Duane Paulson, Dan Quigley, David Kaplan and Avi Rosenthal have launched CE/IoT Partners LLC, a full-service consulting partnership. The industry veterans came together to launch the company as a go-to resource for manufacturers in the AV and security markets looking to venture into the connected home space that do not know where to start.
The partners have decades of high-level experience in home security, home control and audio/video across multiple disciplines, including manufacturing, sales and marketing, channel development, software and hardware engineering, systems integration, wireless technology, standards development, strategy and corporate finance and valuation.
Three other industry veterans — Helen Heneveld, Jim Black and Charles Durant, JD — join the firm as associates. They each bring key credentials to the group with particular expertise in strategic planning, training, regulatory compliance, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and financial operations.
All members of CE/IoT Partners LLC, have served on industry boards, received industry awards, served as presenters and panelists at major industry events, managed messaging to trade and general interest press and established key relationships across all facets of the security and smart home industries — contract manufacturers, industrial designers, trade associations, standards bodies, platform providers, silicon fabricators and a wide range of client types and sizes.
CE/IoT members have also held key roles at start-ups and multinationals including Amazon, ADT, Nortek, GE Security/Interlogix, AMD and Motorola.
CE/IoT’s full-service offerings include product development, business and channel development, marketing, market research, software and cyber security, regulatory and certification assistance and business strategy.