NEW MONDAY 3/20: Top management and more than 70 staff at home-automation developer Zonoff’s Malvern offices have joined Santa Monica, Calif.-based “video doorbell” maker Ring, where they are now the new “Ring Solutions” division, Jamie Siminoff, “Chief Inventor and Founder” of Ring, confirms.
Zonoff boss Mike Harris is now “President of Ring Solutions,” Siminoff told me. “He is someone who I have known for a long time and have a huge respect for. We are really lucky to now be able to work with Mike Harris, (ex-Zonoff chief tech officer) Mike Balog and some other really talented Pennsylvanians.”
Siminoff says he’s “looking actively” for a new location for the team, “in close proximity to their houses.” The bosses are family guys who live in the Chester County suburbs.
FRIDAY 3/17: The staff switch followed quickly after an earlier plan to sell the venture capital-backed home-automation platform developer to Honeywell for around
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