Kespry, the leading aerial intelligence platform provider, announced today that technology industry veterans Jitender Aswani, Jim Allison and David Shearer have joined the company to deepen its leadership team as customer adoption and market momentum accelerates globally.
Aswani joins the company as vice president of products and analytics. He brings twenty years of experience guiding startups and industry leaders through periods of high growth and adds a proven track record of product management and experience scaling analytics solutions. He most recently served as head of data engineering for core growth at Facebook. Prior to that, Aswani held senior leadership positions in product and engineering at GraphSQL and SAP. In his new position, he will oversee product management, user experience and data science.
“Kespry has already broken new ground in the industrial drone space, from its fully-integrated solution to its innovations in the use of machine learning and artificial intelligence to automating entire industrial and commercial workflows,” Aswani said. “I’m excited to help the company drive further innovations, particularly around user experience and new ways to provide our customers with impactful aerial intelligence and insights.”
Allison joins Kespry as vice president, engineering, bringing more than twenty years of experience in engineering development with high growth companies. He is a technology and business leader with extensive experience driving globally distributed development teams. Prior to Kespry, Allison held executive engineering and product roles at Motion Intelligence, Lily Robotics and Livescribe. He was also co-founder of both Xumii and Pensoft.
Allison will oversee development of Kespry’s aerial intelligence software, ensuring that the company’s platform continues to offer a seamless and elegant user experience, one that is easy for customers to use right out of the box.
“There is a fundamental commitment to simplicity, elegant design and ease of use that you see in Kespry solutions and it’s core to the company’s growing momentum,” said Allison. “It will remain a guiding principle as our engineering team works to incorporate new technologies into the current and future Kespry platform.”
Shearer, Kespry’s vice president of marketing, brings more than twenty years of global brand building and marketing experience to the team. Prior to Kespry, Shearer was chief marketing officer of Elevaate, a cloud-based, real-time ecommerce solutions provider based in Europe. Before joining Elevaate, Shearer was vice president of marketing at cloud content management provider Box, up to its initial public offering in January 2015.
George Mathew, CEO and chairman of Kespry, said he is thrilled to have Aswani, Allison and Shearer on the leadership team at Kespry, and noted that attracting industry veterans of their caliber is a testament to the strategy of the company and the magnitude of the industrial drone market opportunity.
“Jim, Jitender and David bring additional world-class expertise and talent to our team,” Mathew said. “They have helped guide high-profile market leaders through different phases of substantial growth, and their contributions will be significant as Kespry continues to scale at a rapid pace.”
Deepening Kespry’s leadership team is designed to accommodate rapidly increasing customer adoption and global market expansion in recent months. The company attributes the accelerated growth to customers’ preference for an easy-to-use, autonomous platform. The Kespry Drone 2s is the only fully-integrated aerial intelligence platform designed specifically for industrial and commercial use, such as applications in architecture, engineering and construction, mining, aggregates and insurance.
The strength of the fully-integrated Kespry Drone 2s solution also attracted the attention of John Deere & Co. earlier this year. The companies announced a global strategic alliance in March through which John Deere provides its customers with access to Kespry’s industrial drone platform through the network of John Deere dealerships around the world. John Deere is marketing the Kespry Drone 2s primarily to its customers in construction and forestry, where survey-grade accuracy is critical.