Silicon valley startup lands 26-year security executive

(March 15th, 2013 11:11am PST) Cupertino, CA.  Qolsys announces the hiring of veteran home security executive Ken Parker as Vice President of Sales. Parker brings a distinctive combination of extensive sales experience, account management and industry relationships in the home security and home control markets to his role at Qolsys.

With more than 26 years of experience in security sales and a deep knowledge of the industry, Parker has a focus on building and maintaining strong customer relationships.  He has been involved in all aspects of the security business, possessing extensive industry experience in business development and strategic account management which he will use to build a sales team at Qolsys.

“This is a critical hire for us,” says Mike Hackett, Qolsys VP of Sales and Marketing. “Ken Parker is a respected icon in the industry, and we are fortunate to add his well rounded executive experience to our team.”

He joins Qolsys from UTC Fire and Security where he served as Strategic Accounts Sales Lead. Over the years he has worked in various capacities for GE Security, Interlogix and ITI, earning awards and accolades at every stop for sales performance and account management.

“It’s exciting to join an innovative, vibrant organization making an impact on the industry,” says Parker.  “The product is revolutionary, Qolsys is bringing a breath of fresh air to the industry and the chance to join the team at this stage is a unique opportunity.”

Parker will begin by helping launch the company at ISC West 2013 in Las Vegas, and will help determine the membership for Qolsys Foundation Club members, a group of dealers and distributors participating in a beta evaluation program who will provide feedback during the final stages of product development.

“I’m more excited to get to Vegas than I’ve been in years,” says Parker.  “This product will change our entire approach to security and home control and I want everyone to know about it.”

Parker can be contacted in Bellini 2101 A& B during the show and will help host the SIA Customer Appreciation Reception at PURE nightclub in Caesar’s Palace.

About Qolsys
Qolsys is dedicated to improving the quality of life through innovation and technology, by reinventing the security and home-control market, and introducing the next-generation life-safety, security and home-control platform.  Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Cupertino, CA, Qolsys has partnered with best-in-class technology providers, (industry-leading interactive services provider); and Foxconn (largest manufacturer of consumer technology devices), to deliver the first all-in-one system in an open compute environment.  Qolsys sets a new standard for the industry.  All in one.  Always connected.  Visit for more information.


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