Centriq has named IoT industry leader Eric Anderson as its EVP & Chief
Partnership Officer to expand the company’s channel partnerships. Mr.
Anderson will be responsible for developing and leading “go-to-market”
partnerships for the company’s Centriq Home Experience Platform
with Home Service Providers, Big Box and Home Improvement Retailers,
Real Estate/Property Management companies and CE companies.
The Centriq app enables homeowners and consumers to easily and securely
capture, store, organize and exchange how-to information about the
products essential to their home, enabling them to extract greater value
out of their product purchases. With everything the consumer needs to
know about their home and the things they own in one place – from
product user manuals and troubleshooting, to “DIY” videos and safety
recalls – partners can provide a more tailored product ownership
experience and eliminate many post-purchase questions.
Recently, Centriq and HomeServe USA (a home emergency repairs and
warranty business) announced and launched a partnership to provide users
with in-the-moment access to information and resources that help
minimize the stress of unexpected home emergencies. Centriq looks to
form additional go-to-market partnerships with other service providers,
merchants and brands that populate our day-to-day household lives.
“Today the average household spends the largest share of its income on
housing and household services and products…and yet our movies, music
and photos are better organized than the things that actually run our
home,” says Eric Anderson. “We’re looking to change all that by
providing an equal value exchange between the consumer and the products,
brands and services they use to keep their home in shape… inside and
outside. Our partners will help co-invent this new space with Centriq
Centriq gains valuable industry leadership experience and furthers its
partnership expansion with the arrival of Mr. Anderson. Prior to
Centriq, Anderson led TV Personalization businesses for
Gracenote/Nielsen and led smart TV, smart home and IoT initiatives at
Samsung Electronics and earlier served in executive positions with
Handango, Ericsson and Accenture.
“We’re excited to bring someone with Eric’s vast experience into the
team,” says CEO & co-founder, James Sheppard. “As the SmartHome
marketplace evolves, enterprises serving the consumer in their home are
looking for additional ways to add value and that’s where our new
platform fits. Eric is the ideal person to help us build the ecosystem
and transform the consumer experience.”
Centriq was founded in 2015 by former software innovation executives
from Salesforce.com. While helping design the digital engagement
strategy of many Fortune 500 companies, they were also moving into new
homes. They realized they could both elevate consumer experience and
enhance brand loyalty by putting the consumer in the center of support
for everything they own. Centriq is headquartered in the San Francisco
Bay Area, and its investors include HomeServe, Office Depot and the
National Association of Realtors. Centriq received the 2016 “Platinum
Game Changer Award” from the National Association of Home Builders.
Download Centriq on the App Store and Google Play today.