GPS Insight has promoted Gary Fitzgerald to chief executive officer. Former CEO and founder Rob Donat will remain with the company as chairman of the board. Wayne Holder, the company’s controller, moves to the chief financial officer role, and Jason Walker, vice president of sales, becomes chief revenue officer.
With these changes, the telematics provider will focus more on data security and new technology. New technology that will be coming out in the next year include a full suite of in-cab camera options to support their focus on safety, a new and improved interface for its Pro and Enterprise products, and an aggressive integration partner strategy.
Fitzgerald joined GPS Insight in November 2016 from GE, where he served as an enterprise architect for 10 years. Fitzgerald served as vice president of technology for almost two years and led the company’s product development efforts, technical teams, and security practice.
Holder has served as GPS Insight’s controller since 2013, joining from the Arizona Commerce Authority where he was chief financial officer. In his new capacity, Holder will take a more active role in financial planning and analysis. Walker has been with GPS Insight since 2010 and leads the company’s sales efforts. While maintaining sales leadership, Walker will take an expanded role in marketing and indirect sales.
“We are thrilled to announce Gary’s promotion to CEO,” Donat said. “Over the past two years, Gary has proven himself as a leader within the business and has gained the respect of the entire team at GPS Insight. After considering a broad array of options, it became clear that Gary was absolutely the best choice to succeed me as CEO.”
GPS Insight was founded in 2004 and has grown significantly over the past several years. The company received a minority growth investment from private equity firm Bregal Sagemount in May.