Avigilon EVP Out, Schmode Consolidates Power

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 06, 2014

Avigilon's EVP Operations, Chris Ross, a former executive at Ericcson, Qualcom and Novatel Wireless, has 'resigned'.

Now, just months after taking over marketing, Bryan Schmode is consolidating power further by taking over all of operations.

In this note, we look at what is happening and the benefits / risks in this move.

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