PEOPLE NEWS: Vivint appoints CIO

Home automation services provider Vivint appointed Todd Thompson as the company’s new chief information officer, responsible for companywide information technology (IT) functions.

“We are excited to welcome Todd to our team,” said Alex Dunn, Vivint’s president. “Supporting our culture of innovation with advanced technology and effective processes has always been a priority, and Todd’s experience in IT leadership will be a huge asset to our business.”

Before joining Vivint, Thompson was CIO for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he led the team that implemented the industry's first new-age reservation system, drove initiatives to enhance revenue and the guest experience, and streamlined the IT function. Prior to Starwood, Thompson was CIO for JetBlue Airways.

“Vivint presents a lot of exciting advantages from a technological perspective,” said Thompson. “As a company, we have the opportunity to do things that have never been done before, and we want to do the same thing with information technology.

Todd holds a BS in computer science and an MBA from Brigham Young University.