Proven entrepreneur and leader, Mike Harris, one of three finalists for Technology CEO of the Year
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Zonoff, Inc. CEO, Mike Harris has been named a finalist for the 2016 Enterprise Award for Technology CEO of the Year. Harris co-founded Zonoff, the Consumer Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider that empowers the world's top brands to deliver smart, seamless living, in 2011 and has served as CEO since the company's inception. Hosted by The Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT), the Enterprise Awards recognizes individuals and companies that are at the forefront of innovation, leadership and advances in technology and life sciences in the Greater Philadelphia region.
Mike is a successful serial entrepreneur, having founded and led numerous venture-backed technology companies to successful exits, including an IPO. Mike's contributions to Zonoff's success are evident. He conceived the idea, raised seed capital, and then led two rounds of funding to properly capitalize the business. During the early stages, he led product strategy based on customer needs and marketplace dynamics. Today, he continues to influence the product direction to ensure Zonoff stays ahead of the competition.
"Mike sets a very high standard for himself and in a very natural manner, transposes that standard to his managers and the rest of our organization," said Mike Balog, Co-Founder and CTO of Zonoff. "He has led our organization in every aspect and if it weren't for his ideas, inspiration and leadership, Zonoff would not exist today. On behalf of all the Zonoff employees, I congratulate him on this recognition."
"I have witnessed how Mike's personal authenticity translates into a winning business philosophy. Add to that his technical expertise and business acumen and it is easy to see how Zonoff has become a force in the smart home revolution," said Duane Paulson, Senior Vice President of Product and Market Development at Nortek Security & Control. "Mike has attracted one of our industry's most impressive collection of Consumer IoT experts and they have a deep respect for him as their leader."
"I have had the pleasure of working with Mike since the inception of Zonoff and I have been impressed with his honesty, integrity and leadership skills," said Bill Scheffler, Director, North American Sales & Business Development at Sigma Designs Z-Wave, a Zonoff business partner. "In addition, Mike's ability to stay ahead of the curve, accurately predict market changes and build innovative new solutions in the IoT market is surpassed by no one in our industry."
Zonoff has been named a TWICE VIP Winner for developing Staples Connect, recipient of the Product Innovation Award winner from Staples for Staples Connect and earned a CES Innovation Award for the Staples Connect D-Link Hub. Zonoff has also been repeatedly recognized as one of the leading technology companies in the Philadelphia region. Zonoff has been a finalist for two previous PACT Enterprise Awards, in 2013 as Technology Startup and 2014 for their role in Investment Deal of the Year.
The recipient of the award will be announced at the 2016 Enterprise Awards on Thursday, May 12, 2016 in Philadelphia.
About the Enterprise Awards
The Enterprise Awards stands as the region's premier program honoring investors, entrepreneurs, and companies that are pace-setters in innovation, leadership and advances in technology, healthcare, life sciences, medtech and related fields. Each year, this black-tie gala hosts more than 900 of Greater Philadelphia's top C-Level executives and entrepreneurs. Visit www.pact.gpcc.com for more information.
About Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)
Philadelphia Alliance for Capital and Technologies (PACT)'s vision is to be a premier resource for emerging growth companies in the technology and healthcare industries. We connect emerging growth companies, investors, professional advisors, universities and technology-focused corporations to network, develop relationships, pursue business opportunities, and market and promote their businesses to foster growth and innovation. Visit www.philadelphiapact.com for more information.
Zonoff empowers the world's leading brands to deliver smart, seamless living to the mass market through our Consumer Internet of Things software and services platform. Zonoff offers a proven, enterprise-scale Consumer IoT Platform with the interoperability, flexibility and reliability needed to successfully support mass market Smart Home offerings. Zonoff's end-to-end, white-label solution includes the world-class Z1 Software Suite, an exceptional user interface framework, proven hardware reference designs, robust data analytics, a comprehensive device ecosystem and subscription-based services. Zonoff's Consumer IoT technology and services platform has been successfully adopted by leading brands in multiple vertical markets. For more information, visit www.Zonoff.com or follow via Twitter @ZonoffInc.