Fort Worth, TX and Livermore, CA, December 14, 2017 – VaaS International Holdings (VaaS), a global leader in image recognition, data, and analytical technology, today announced the hiring of Matthew Brady as Chief Revenue Officer (CRO). In this role, Matthew will leverage his leadership experience in the technology industry to align VaaS brands, Digital Recognition Network (DRN) and Vigilant Solutions, to continue to achieve profitable growth and expand the company’s global reach.

“This has been an exciting year for VaaS, as we have seen our organization continue to evolve and establish itself as one of the most effective and respected global providers of image analysis solutions,” said Todd Hodnett, Co-President of VaaS. “Matthew brings a wealth of executive experience to our team, and will be an important voice providing strategies and alignment among departments for continued growth. We look forward to his insight and leadership as we enter 2018.”

Matthew brings over 20 years of experience in the fields of technology and public safety, most recently serving as president and CEO of Westell Technologies, Inc., a global provider of wireless, public safety and cloud/IoT-based monitoring solutions. He has also served as police commissioner for the village of Lemont, Ill., for the past two years. As VaaS CRO, he will collaborate with the leadership team to develop strategies that drive revenue performance and organizational effectiveness to meet its financial goals.

Matthew holds a BA from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from Olivet Nazarene University.

Along with combatting crime and increasing public and national safety, VaaS solutions and hardware positively impact tolling, congestion and emissions initiatives. The company also helps global insurance and financial markets to better manage risk, detect and prevent fraud and improve overall portfolio performance.

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Susan Crandall

Susan Crandall

Susan brings over 15 year of business experience in the data and technology field, holding leadership roles in business development, product development, market strategy and marketing. As the Vice President of Marketing and Legislative Affairs, Susan is responsible for the VaaS global brand, public relations and communications strategy. Additionally, she will support Vigilant Solutions and DRN in their continuing efforts to help customers and partners navigate the legislative landscape to ensure the continued safe and responsible use of data.

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