CE/IoT Partners, LLC

About

Passion. Experience. Success.

 

History

CE/IoT Partners goes back much further than this organization.  Members of the team have worked with each other for years sometimes as colleagues, sometimes as customers, sometimes as vendors or sounding boards but always as respected and sought out sources of information for their guidance as thought leaders in diverse areas of expertise.  With skills ranging from product and business development and marketing to software and firmware architecture to finance, M&A, business structure and regulatory the team has each other’s backs.  Now we’ve banded together so we can watch yours.

Each of the team’s members have more than 20 years of experience in their respective fields.  More importantly they’ve used that experience to help turn CE, security, connected home and IoT from an idea into an industry.  In short, we know where opportunities are and where the pitfalls can happen.  If this is the market you want to work in, then CE/IoT Partners can help you map your direction and guide you down the road.

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We know that finding the right consultant to assist you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Team

 
 
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Partner

Avi Rosenthal

With 20+ years’ experience in the Information Technology and Consumer Electronic fields, Avi’s passion for developing innovative connected devices is well known throughout the industry. His success in creating flourishing start-ups as well as building thriving organizations is due to his proven ability to identify strategic opportunities. Avi's unique background of industry experience and knowledge can help start-ups as well as established companies leverage the IoT revolution. Through his deep connections with manufacturers, dealers, retailers, and users our clients will have the insights and resources needed to develop, market and manufacture products and services for the IoT Industry.

 

Experience

Nortek Security & Control
Evolve Guest Controls
Superna
Legrand (On-Q)
HomeWorks Automation
RadioShack
CompUSA

Activities & Affiliations

• Z-Wave Alliance
• Consumer Technology Association
• Subject Matter Expert for the National Science Foundation

Avi's info:

 

TWITTER

 

LINKEDIN

www.linkedin.com/in/avirosenthal

Location

Ashburn, Virginia

 
 
 

 
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Partner

Dan Quigley

Dan’s focus is within the technical domain and especially on the business of turning ideas into technologies and products that improve the way people interact with the world around them. He has managed both small start-up as well as top-tier engineering talent to deliver award-winning products in large, highly-scaled engineering environments. Trained as a CS/EE, Dan is detail oriented and able to adapt to quickly-changing business and customer requirements and can navigate the full hardware and software stacks required to deliver a product.  He is an expert in determining the quality of patents, architectures and designs, and in debugging or troubleshooting unfamiliar systems to root out vulnerabilities and instabilities.

 

Experience

Microsoft
Amazon
Motorola
Premise Systems
 

Activities & Affiliations

Dan's Info:

TWITTER

 
 

Linkedin

www.linkedin.com/in/dquigley

Location

Seattle, Washington

 
 
 

 
 
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PARTNER

Duane Paulson

Duane Paulson is a senior security, IoT and Smart Home executive who drives sales growth, increases return on investment and helps companies to monetize technology innovation.  He is a trusted subject matter expert and strategic advisor to CEOs and Boards of Directors with an accomplished record in identifying market needs and managing the end-to-end product development cycle including some of the most iconic products in the industry.  Duane’s experience spans start-ups, small companies and large multi-national corporations and he has established relationships with angel investors and investment banks.  In addition, he is an in-demand speaker at domestic and international connected home conferences.

 

Experience

Nortek Security & Control
Sequel Technologies
Gibson Audio
GE Security/Interlogix
Interactive Technologies (ITI)

 

Activities & Affiliations

• Consumer Technology Association
• Security Industry Association
• Z-Wave Alliance

Duane's Info:

 

TWitter

 

Linkedin

www.linkedin.com/in/duanepaulson

Location

San Antonio, Texas

 
 
 

 
 
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PARTNER

David Kaplan

His work at the executive level has involved the complete commercial cycles of the high technology industry with a focus on audio technology and channels including expertise in purchasing, merchandising, new product introduction, channel and brand management and business debt mediation.  This includes coaching profit enhancing purchasing techniques and negotiating skills. David has earned numerous awards and certifications both from the technology industry as well as for community service.

Experience

Custom Business Solutions
Digital Delivery Group
MEDA Systems
Huppin’s/One Call
Terk Technologies
Infinity Home Products (a Div. of Harman)
Magnolia Audio/Video

Activities & Affiliations

• Consumer Technology Association

David’s Info:

Linkedin

https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidkaplan7/

Location

Seattle, Washington

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Associate

Jim Black

Jim is a versatile business leadership and technology executive with significant expertise in leading organizations globally. He excels in developing strategy, executing plans, building high performance teams, while exceeding customer expectations. Jim has led businesses with P&L's of $300M globally, championed cost reduction efforts saving >$50M/year and has led acquisitions and divestitures. Jim currently advises clients on security, smart home, and IoT technologies as well as providing consulting to clients in product technology and wireless telecommunications.

 

Experience

ADT Security Services
Reddwerks Corp
Advanced Micro Devices
Hewlett Packard
Motorola

Activities & Affiliations

  • The Venture Mentoring Team

  • Business Partners Against Terrorism

  • Palm Beach County Crime Prevention Officers Association

  • Palm Beach State College Advisory Board

Jim's Info:

 

TWitter

 

Linkedin

www.linkedin.com/in/jimblack/

Location

Boca Raton, Florida

 
 
 

 
 
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Associate

Charles Durant

An accomplished senior executive with contributions to organizations ranging from green-field startups to complex multinational organizations such as General Electric and Honeywell.  Charles brings to the table strong operational management skills combined with both financial and legal acumen.  Advisory services include mergers and acquisitions (both sellers and buyers), business valuation, exit planning, due diligence, recapitalization, reorganization, strategic planning and general business consulting.

Experience

Sequel Technologies
GE Security/Interlogix
Interactive Technologies (ITI)
Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A.
Honeywell

Activities & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association

  • Past Board Member Security Industry Association (SIA)

  • Service on the boards of directors and advisory boards for a number of private companies

  • Service on boards of directors for several non-profit organizations

Charles' Info:

Twitter

Linkedin

www.linkedin.com/in/charlesdurant/

Location

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 
 
 

 
 
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ASSOCIATE

Helen M. Heneveld

Helen Heneveld has often been hailed as a pioneer ahead of her time – at the University of Michigan she earned her varsity letter the first year women were allowed to achieve this honor, and received her MBA when only 12% of students were female. She is a recognized and well-respected industry expert who speaks and consults worldwide. Her early entry in the 1980’s into the smart home installation business, and her years in industry leadership and training, contribute to her insights about smart home technologies, products, education, strategic planning, and project management. Helen has a unique ability to see through the hype, identify impactful new technologies, and pinpoint potential opportunities. Recognized with the 2018 CTA Mark of Excellence Leadership Award, she is passionate about the industry and helping others.

Experience

Bedrock Learning, Inc.
HDCI, Heneveld Dynamic Consulting, Inc.
TALI, The Automation Link, Inc.
The Training Department

Activities & Affiliations

  • CEDIA

  • CTA, Consumer Technology Association

  • ESA, Electronic Security Association

  • Women in Consumer Technology

Helen's Info:

Twitter

Linkedin

www.llinkedin.com/in/helenheneveld

Location

Holland, Michigan