Milestone Key Executive Exits

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 10, 2014

Less than 3 months after Canon acquired Milestone, Milestone's long time Chief Sales and Marketing Officer (CSMO) Eric Fullerton has left the company.

Milestone provided IPVM the following comment, copied verbatim:

"In his role as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer, Eric has made a major contribution to our growth and global success. Joining Milestone in 2004, he has contributed to the company in many ways from his initial work in establishing our business in the US, to his direction and guidance in building our partner ecosystem and his diligent work developing Milestone’s sales and marketing efforts around the world.

When I spoke with Eric, he told me that he was very proud to have played a role in building Milestone sales and marketing into a strong group of capable professionals. Having achieved this, something was telling him that his job is done and it was time to move on to the next challenge.

Looking ahead, we have a strong team that is ready to take our partners’ and Milestone’s business to the next level. This is a great opportunity to accelerate growth through the open platform."

Key executives leaving after an acquisition is common, so Milestone's reference to "his job was done and it was time to move on to the next challenge" is not surprising.

People will debate the impact, especially with the controversy around whether the 'open platform' and an 'independent' Milestone will continue. Certainly losing key executives increases the risk of Milestone changing but this is only one now.

UPDATE - Takes Vicon CEO Job

Vicon announced Fullerton as their new CEO - a bold but risky choice for him.

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