About This Recognition

For the past 10 years, Fast Company, the world’s leading progressive business media brand, has compiled an annual list of companies that exemplify the best in innovation. Vivint Smart Home joins other top innovators on the list including Amazon, Google, Apple, Airbnb, Spotify and Facebook.

Why Vivint Smart Home is One of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies

David Bywater

Chief Executive Officer


David Bywater is the Chief Executive Officer at Vivint Solar, a leading full-service residential solar integrator. For the past 20 years, David has consulted with and run some of the most innovative and dynamic companies in the world and brings a strong track record of rapidly expanding small, medium, and large enterprises.

Prior to joining Vivint Solar, David served as Chief Operating Officer at Vivint Smart Home where he was responsible for customer operations, human resources, field service, and supply chain. He has been instrumental in managing the rapid growth at Vivint Smart Home while also improving operations and profitability.

Before joining Vivint, Bywater spent 10 years working at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), one of the largest BPO and ITO companies in the world. During his tenure with ACS, he was responsible for the management of several business units, which encapsulated more than 60 different companies. Most recently, Bywater served as an Executive Vice President and Corporate Officer for Xerox and was the Chief Operating Officer of its $1.8 billion State Government Services Business. This division experienced significant growth and transformation under his leadership.

Prior to Xerox, David worked as senior manager at Bain & Company where he worked on helping global clients achieve their full economic and operational potential, primarily in the technology, transportation, and data information industries.

David currently serves on the board of Youthlinc, a Utah non-profit organization that is dedicated to creating lifetime humanitarians by offering local and international service experiences. David holds a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Brigham Young University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.