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  • Vivint Solar Names Dwain Kinghorn As Chief Strategy And Innovations Officer

    Vivint Solar, one of the largest U.S. residential solar providers, to announced that Dwain Kinghorn has been named as Chief Strategy and Innovations Officer and will align the company product portfolio with new business development channels... More

  • Vivint Solar Expands Maryland Presence Into North Baltimore And Frederick Areas

    Vivint Solar announced its growing presence in Maryland with expansion into the North Baltimore and Frederick areas. Vivint Solar first made its offerings available to Maryland residents in early 2013 and has already become the leading residential solar installer, according to Greentech Media Research's US PV Leaderboard. The company plans to hire 85 employees in the combined new locations to continue providing its affordable solar solutions to homeowners... More

  • Vivint partners with LifeLock

    Vivint, a leading home automation/home security provider, and LifeLock, a provider of identity theft protection services, announced a partnership at the ISC West show here that will give Vivint customers the ability to bundle their new or existing Vivint package with LifeLock’s identity theft protection services... More

  • How to Diversify Your Company and Tackle New Industries

    My life as an entrepreneur did not start out so glamorously. After being rejected for a job at a pest-control company, I rallied 10 of my buddies and started my career selling pest control door to door. Our first summer of sales was spent living and working out of a trailer and bathing in a swimming pool. Our paychecks weren’t anything to be jealous of in those early days. But when you have an idea you truly believe in, small sacrifices like that are entirely worth it... More

  • 10 Billion-Dollar Companies that Began by Sharing an Office with a Car

    Vivint is a company that came out of the blue to be a top competitor in the home security and automation industry. CEO Todd Pedersen started the company after he dropped out of Brigham Young University. He started the company out of his own car with a loan he got from his mother. It’s not the ideal business model, but it worked for Vivint. Vivint recently sold for $2 billion to the Blackstone Group. Not surprisingly, Vivint made Forbes List of most promising companies in the near future and has expanded into solar power and wireless internet... More

  • Vivint exec transitions from shoes to security

    Vivint has been making a habit in the past year of going outside the industry to hire members of its leadership team. The latest example is Jeff Lyman, who worked for Nike before joining the home automation/home security giant... More

  • Gadgets to Help Lower Your Monthly Heating Bill

    Vivint’s Energy Management system provides a Smart Thermostat to help cut your energy consumption. Using this thermostat, homeowners can adjust the temperature in their home remotely. The lighting and small appliance control helps to power appliances and turn lights on or off... More

  • Vivint Announces CMO & New Social Marketing Strategies

    Home technology services provider Vivint, Provo, Utah, recently announced the promotion of Jeff Lyman to chief marketing officer (CMO). Before being promoted to CMO, Lyman served as Vivint’s vice president of consumer experience, and spent nearly a decade at Nike before that. In this new role, Lyman will lead initiatives to elevate the brand awareness of Vivint, streamline the company’s message, and expand its reach... More

  • Vivint will use a Gigabit Wi-Fi mesh to power its Utah home broadband service

    Vivint has found another use of 802.11ac. Instead of putting it in customers’ homes to connect their laptops and smartphones to the home network, it’s putting it on rooftops as their primary connection to the internet... More

  • Vivint CMO, Ex-Nike Exec, On Home Automation

    Having spent much of his marketing career at Nike (most recently working on the company’s Nike+ activity tracking service), Jeff Lyman is no stranger to technology. Recently promoted to chief marketing officer at home automation company Vivint (after a stint as the company’s vice president of consumer experience), Lyman will lead Vivint’s initiatives to increase brand awareness, while streamlining its message and expanding its reach. Lyman spoke with Marketing Daily about the company, the home automation sector and how what he learned at Nike applies elsewhere... More

  • Former Nike Exec Signs on as Vivint’s New CMO

    Vivint has named Jeff Lyman as its chief marketing officer. In his new role, Lyman will lead marketing and communication initiatives that elevate Vivint’s brand awareness and drive adoption of its security, home automation, and energy management services... More

  • Vivint Solar Closes Funding for $280 Million of Rooftop Solar

    Vivint Inc., the home security and solar-energy provider owned by Blackstone Group LP (BX), completed a tax-equity financing round that will fund $280 million in residential solar projects... More

  • Vivint’s Strategies for Hiring 1,943 Employees in a Year

    In 2013, Utah headed the list of the top ten states contributing to job growth in the US. Spearheading that growth was Vivint, a company that creates and installs home automation software (which allows users to do everything from control the temperature to unlock the doors of their home through their mobile device)... More

  • Alex Dunn, President of Vivint Inc.

    Alex Dunn is President of Vivint Inc. Since joining the company, Alex has taken Vivint from a local, direct-to-home business to a nationally recognized security, home automation, and solar company... More

  • What to consider when selling your company

    On the heels of Google’s $3.2 billion acquisition of Nest, and Snapchat’s rejection of Facebook’s $3 billion offer late last year, it’s time to talk about the hard choices that successful entrepreneurs face when it comes to selling their business... More