Openpath announced Kieran Hannon joined the company’s executive team as Chief Marketing Officer. Formerly Belkin International’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kieran has extensive award-winning marketing experience, and his appointment signifies Openpath’s continued growth and leadership in the smart office industry. The addition of Hannon to Openpath’s executive team coincides with the expansion of its Los Angeles headquarters, and the opening of the company’s second office in Indianapolis, as Openpath continues to achieve incredible success disrupting the long-stagnant access control industry.
Since launching out of stealth in May 2018 —with patented, disruptive technology allowing employees and guests to unlock the doors with their smartphones— Openpath has been quickly embraced by the commercial real estate industry nationwide. The winning combination of Openpath’s Triple Unlock technology and Touch access feature has resulted in 94% mobile adoption – a previously unattainable rate for mobile access solutions who normally score 2-3%.
Furthermore, Openpath announced a $20 million Series B and expanded its core product line with the Mullion Smart Reader and Elevator Board. With such high demand for the product portfolio that now spans parking garages, doors, turnstiles and elevators, the company has since doubled its manufacturing capacity.
As a result of such rapid success, Openpath has won industry-leading customers, like Domino’s Pizza franchises, which are using Openpath’s technology across the U.S., giving store owners and employees a more secure and convenient method to access their building.
James Segil, Openpath’s co-founder and President, said: “Openpath is the only company to provide both ultimate reliability and convenient usability in a single, comprehensive access control system. We have a unique opportunity to brand what has historically been a commoditized product.
With Kieran onboard, his ability to highlight key aspects of a brand’s identity, such as Openpath’s superior user experience, will secure Openpath’s place as the first access control solution people ask for by name. We are improving the workday experience for people and establishing an emotional connection with our brand. Kieran understands this better than anyone and can tap into the sentiment to cement our place as a thought leader in this market.”
Hannon added: “I was drawn to Openpath’s commitment to solving one of the most pervasive challenges in the modern office – smart, convenient, safe workplace security. The team at Openpath has created a thoughtful, all-encompassing approach to mobile access control that puts the user first.
Openpath’s dedication to providing its customers with the best user experience, without compromising best-in-class safety standards, is much admired. This inspired me to join a proven, highly successful founding team in creating the compelling global brand for the modern workforce.”
Kieran joins Openpath during a time of rapid expansion. The company is continuing to build out its national footprint with offices and sales representatives from coast to coast, and has grown its team 125% over the past year. Openpath also recently relocated to a new Culver City headquarters that is more than double the size of its old office, complete with a showroom built to demonstrate what the future of work looks like.
Openpath is on a mission to improve workplace efficiency and security by creating smart, secure access systems for the modern office. A full-service provider of mobile access software and hardware, Openpath enhances commercial property owners, managers and tenants’ experiences with the built environments they work in.