We take what’s familiar and look at it in a new light. Our team focuses on making technology that’s simple, fresh and helpful.
Founder & CEO
Tony led the team that created the first 18 generations of the iPod and the first three generations of the iPhone. Before Apple, Tony built the Mobile Computing Group at Philips Electronics. Tony has authored more than 100 patents. He graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors in Computer Engineering.Read Tony’s blog postings
Founder & VP of Engineering
Matt was responsible for iPod software development at Apple, from concept to production. He is passionate about mobile products, loves team building and rapid productization. Matt earned his BS and MS degrees from Carnegie Mellon University.Read Matt’s blog postings
VP of Business
Erik joined Nest from Logitech, where he was VP of Product Marketing for their core business – mice. Prior to that Erik co-founded Jarna, a wireless synchronization technology company acquired by Visto. Erik is a Stanford University graduate and earned his MM from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.Read Erik’s blog postings
VP of Program Management and Manufacturing
Shige has more than 20 years of consumer electronics design, development, and execution experience on more than a dozen mobile phones and other products. Prior to Nest, Shige was the lead engineering program manager at Apple for several early generations of iPhone from concept to ramp. He received his BS in electrical engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
VP and General Counsel
Chip spent 10 years as Apple’s associate general counsel for intellectual property, securing and protecting Apple’s innovations during the iPod-iPhone-iPad decade. He’s also worked at Sun Microsystems and for the current Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He has a law degree from Columbia University and a BS in electrical engineering from Rice University.
VP of Technology
Yoky served as the Head of Innovation at Google and Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Washington before joining Nest. She graduated from UC Berkeley and earned an MS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. She received the MacArthur Genius Award for her work in robotics and neuroscience.Read Yoky’s blog postings
VP of Marketing
Doug has more than 20 years of experience leading marketing for iconic, global brands like Levi's, adidas and General Motors EV1. He was VP of Global Marketing for Levi's and architect of the Go Forth campaign in which he was selected by Advertising Age as one of the Top 50 Innovative Marketers today. Doug graduated with a BS from Syracuse University.
Tom joined Nest from Tesla Motors where he was the company’s Director of Finance. Prior to Tesla, Tom held several financial management roles at Ford Motor Company. He has a BS in economics and an MBA, both from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.
Tony Fadell, Founder & CEO
Matt Rogers, Founder & VP of Engineering
Bill is the Managing Partner of Google Ventures. He founded the web-hosting pioneer Burlee.com (now part of Web.com), where he built much of the key computing, network, and technological infrastructure. Prior to that, he was a biotech and healthcare portfolio manager for Sweden-based Investor AB. Bill received his degree in Neuroscience from Middlebury College.
Randy joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as a partner. Prior to KPCB he co-founded the Claris Corporation, served as CEO for LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, and was a founding director of TiVo. Randy is a lecturer on entrepreneurship at Stanford University and author of the best-selling book, The Monk and the Riddle. He holds a BA in Economics from Brown University and earned his JD from Harvard Law School.
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