Martin joined Control4 in 2011 as a seasoned business and technology executive delivering industry-leading products, driving landscape-changing business and technology strategies, and improving operating excellence for growth. Martin brings to Control4 a passion for product innovation, exceptional customer experience, and operating discipline.
Prior to joining Control4, Martin held both executive management and CEO positions.
Martin served two tenures at RealNetworks. Most recently Plaehn was SVP of Product and Service Development and was responsible for delivering video, ring-back tones, messaging, and music to millions of mobile consumers through on-demand services for mobile operators in Europe, North America and Asia. From 1999 through 2004, Martin served as EVP of Technology Products and Services, and then led Real’s Casual Games Division in 2005.
Martin served as CEO at Bungee Labs from 2006 to late-2008, securing its follow-on venture financings. Bungee’s team and cloud-service technology established an early position in the then-emerging Cloud Computing and Platform-as-a-Service industry.
Martin also served as CEO of Viewpoint Digital from early-1996 to mid-1999, growing Viewpoint’s market share, revenue and quality reputation to become the leading creator and licensor of premium 3D digital content used in movies and television. Viewpoint was acquired in 1998 by Computer Associates and operated independently.
Prior to Viewpoint, Martin led product development for Alias|Wavefront, creating the foundation for Maya, today’s leading professional animation system. Martin joined Wavefront in 1990, became EVP of Business and Product Development, and joined its Board of Directors prior to Wavefront’s 1994 IPO and through its 1995 merger with Alias.
Martin started his career as computer graphics software developer. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, studied Computer Science at San Diego State University, and graduated from UCSD's Executive Business Program for Scientists and Engineers.
Chief Financial Officer
Mark has extensive experience working with publicly-traded and privately-owned technology companies at all stages of growth, from pre-revenue start-up to post-IPO market leadership. As one of Control4’s longest tenured employees, Mark has provided consistent financial and accounting leadership to ensure a smooth transition to the reporting rigors associated with being a publicly-traded and growing company.
Prior to joining Control4 in 2004, Mark worked with Lineo, a market leader in embedded Linux products, tools and services, during its early growth period, participating in the acquisition of nine companies, the transition from product launch to revenue expansion, and the aggregation of a world-class Linux team working in nineteen offices located in eleven countries. Mark was serving as the Chief Financial Officer at Lineo when it was ultimately sold to Motorola.
Before working at Lineo, Mark served in various roles at i-Link, including Corporate Controller with primary responsibilities for consolidations and public reporting. Mark’s professional career began in public accounting at Coopers and Lybrand prior to its merger with and subsequent rebranding as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mark served a variety of clients in various industries and left as a manager in their business assurances practice.
Mark is a Certified Public Accountant and received his Bachelor’s of Accounting from Brigham Young University in 1992.
General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Since joining the company in 2008, Greg has been responsible for all domestic and international legal matters at Control4. Greg brings more than 26 years of experience as both in-house corporate counsel and external litigation counsel. Greg’s experience includes working closely with the Executive Staffs and the Boards of Directors of both publicly-traded and privately-held companies in several high-tech industries, as well as providing business-oriented legal advice on matters including intellectual property protection, complex litigation, M&A, licensing, joint ventures, general corporate, anti-trust compliance, supply-chain relationships, advertising, and press / investor communications.
Prior to joining Control4, Greg held the positions of General Counsel of Murex S.A. (Paris, France); Vice President and General Counsel of Campus Pipeline, Inc. (Salt Lake City, Utah); and Vice President and Acting General Counsel of Iomega Corporation (Roy, Utah). Prior to that, Greg provided legal and business advice for several domestic and International (China, India, Japan, S. Korea, Malaysia) business units at Corning Incorporated (Corning, New York), and was also the Founder and Owner of Outsourced GC, PLLC (Salt Lake City, Utah), which provided in-house legal services for emerging technology companies that were transitioning from external legal resources to in-house counsel.
Early in his career, Greg spent over eight years working as a commercial litigation associate in the Washington, D.C. offices of three law firms: Nixon Peabody; Kelley Drye and Warren; and Verner, Liipfert, Berhard, McPherson and Hand.
Greg received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Brigham Young University. He also earned a Juris Doctor and an MBA from Brigham Young University.
Senior Vice President, Global Sales
Bryce has over 20 years of experience driving business growth through global channel sales, partners, and consumer services, with a strong emphasis on technology solutions. He brings this experience to Control4, where he leads the worldwide sales organization with a focus on strengthening Control4’s channel presence, accelerating the business, and working with the field organization, dealers, and distributors to sell and deliver Control4’s automation solutions to home and business owners globally.
Bryce’s impressive background most recently includes Nokia Corporation’s subdivision, Motive Inc., where he led sales and business operations and drove the company’s annual revenue from $50 million to $500 million. Bryce assumed his position at Nokia though its acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent, where he had served as V.P. of Channel Sales and Business Development for Motive, Inc., a customer experience management software for connected devices and mobile services, including home automation and IoT (Motive was acquired by Alcatel-Lucent in 2008). He has also held various leadership roles at Sprint Nextel Corporation in field and channel sales, and marketing.
Bryce graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. in Economics, and earned an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia, Darden Business School.
Senior Vice President, Products
As a seasoned product development executive Eric brings to Control4 a strong history of developing industry leading products in the audio, video, computing and control systems markets, which he applies to his role leading the company’s Product Management and User Experience, Engineering and PQA organizations.
Eric joined Control4 from NetIQ and Novell, where he held the positions of VP Engineering, VP Product Management and CTO of the company’s Systems Management business unit. During his tenure at NetIQ, Eric was responsible for the growth of SUSE, an industry leading Linux distribution and PlateSpin, a leader in software virtualization. Previously, Eric was with BMC software, where he served as the Director of Strategy and Product Development and was responsible for the development of PATROL, the leading application management tool. Additionally, Eric also served as Director of development a Compaq Computer Corporation where he launched SmartStart, SCO Unix for Compaq, and several Deskpro and SystemPro product releases. Eric began his career with Amdek and later Wyse Technology, handling both computer monitor and terminal products.
With an intense passion for and knowledge of audio/video and home automation, Eric has been a featured speaker and is the author of three books. He holds a Bachelor of Science and MBA degrees from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.
Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Business Development
Jeff is responsible for the Control4's business development activities and drives strategic relationships with C4iQ partners covering corporate level B2B engagements with a particular focus on working with partners to embed the Control4 software platform in their hardware products. Jeff previously held an operations role responsible for Supply Chain, Vendor Management, and IT at Control4 and he brings more than 15 years of operational, management, and technology industry experience to Control4.
Before joining Control4, Jeff held positions of Senior Director of IT Operations and G&A Business Solutions for BEA Systems; Senior Customer Program Manager with Celestica, a top EMS provider; and several leadership positions within the workstation manufacturing group of Hewlett Packard Company.
Jeff began his undergraduate studies at Purdue University and completed his Bachelors degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering at Colorado State University.
Susan K. Cashen
Senior Vice President, Marketing
Susan brings over twenty years of consumer marketing experience to Control4 which she applies to her role in managing the company's corporate, channel, brand, direct, product and partner marketing activities. Previously, Susan ran marketing for Control4's Energy business unit, working to develop energy management solutions that connect consumers to the smart grid.
Susan has worked with companies large and small, from Xerox, MSNBC, and Adobe to TiVo, where as Vice President of Marketing, she was responsible for the consumer introduction of the first-ever digital video recorder. Under her leadership, Susan's team helped make TiVo, back then an unknown entity, into a household brand name.
Prior to joining Control4, Susan was Vice President of Marketing for mobile start-up mywaves. Earlier in her career, she worked for advertising and public relations agencies in New England and California and later, served as a marketing consultant for a number of start-ups in Silicon Valley.
Susan holds a B.A in Russian studies from Hamilton College, Clinton, NY.