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Control4 Appoints JD Ellis, General Counsel
SALT LAKE CITY — April 23, 2018 8:45 AM ET — Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL), a leading global provider of smart-home solutions, today announced the promotion of JD Ellis to the position of General Counsel.
Mr. Ellis joined Control4 in August of 2009 and brings years of in-house legal experience, representing and providing legal counsel to technology and emerging growth companies. He has advised companies on a wide range of legal matters including, mergers and acquisitions, commercial transactions, intellectual property, financing and securities, and employment matters.
“JD is a proven legal, corporate, and strategic advisor to our team,” said Martin Plaehn, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Control4. “With his extensive knowledge of our growing business, his experiences and success in assisting that growth and with our last four acquisitions, JD’s full assumption of the GC responsibilities will be rapid and seamless.”
Prior to joining Control4, Mr. Ellis served as legal counsel to Ivanti (formerly LANDesk Software), managing legal affairs through a period of significant growth, and through the company’s acquisition by Emerson Electric (EMR NYSE). At Control4, JD last served as Assistant General Counsel prior to this promotion.
Mr. Ellis is admitted to the bar in California and Utah and received his Juris Doctorate from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006 and earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Brigham Young University.
Greg Bishop, who previously served as General Counsel for Control4, has decided to leave the company to pursue other endeavors.
Control4 [NASDAQ: CTRL] is a leading global provider of automation and networking systems for homes and businesses, offering personalized control of lighting, music, video, comfort, security, communications, and more into a unified smart home system that enhances the daily lives of its consumers. Control4 unlocks the potential of connected devices, making networks more robust, entertainment systems easier to use, homes more comfortable and energy efficient, and provides families more peace of mind. Today, every home and business needs automation horsepower and a high-performance network to manage the increasing number of connected devices. The Control4 platform interoperates with over 11,000 third-party consumer electronics products, ensuring an ever-expanding ecosystem of devices will work together. Control4 is now available in 101 countries. Leveraging a professional distribution channel that includes over 5,200 custom integrators, retailers, and distributors authorized to sell the full-line of Control4 products, Pakedge branded networking solutions and Triad Speakers, Control4 is delivering intelligent solutions for consumers, major consumer electronics companies, hotels, and businesses around the world.
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