Appointments

Mary Clark becomes CMO of property tech company Brivo

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Mary Clark, former chief marketing officer of Syniverse and then Synchronoss, has been appointed CMO of Brivo, a cloud-based building technology company.

Clark (pictured) joins Brivo as it is about to merge with Crown PropTech Acquisitions, a move that will give it a share listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

“PropTech” is a colloquialism for property technology. Brivo says it is “the global leader in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies for enterprise, commercial, and multifamily properties”.

Clark commented: “Having been in the wireless connectivity industry for more than 25 years, I am excited about the tremendous opportunities in smart spaces as the world of buildings embraces digital transformation.”

Capacity named Clark as one of the industry’s 20 women to watch in November 2018. She was a judge for our Global Women in Telco & Tech Awards in 2020 and for our Global Carrier Awards 2021.

Steve Van Till, Brivo founder and CEO, said: “Mary brings a wealth of leadership, marketing and technology experience to her role at Brivo. … We are expecting to enter our next phase of growth in the accelerating smart spaces market, and Mary’s experience in launching, marketing and growing SaaS technology businesses globally positions Brivo to maximize its opportunity in the PropTech revolution.”

Clark said: “In a post-Covid environment, those that own, lease or use buildings are expected to prioritise the user experience with not only safety and security but also a means to grow value and satisfaction for those users. With its innovative products and services and proven land and expand strategy, Brivo is uniquely positioned to grow its market share in this rapidly changing space.”

She is known as an advocate for diversity, equity and inclusion and was the moderator of the GSMA’s Diversity4Tech Summit (previously Women4Tech) since 2016.

Clark left Synchronoss in May 2020 and since then she has been an advisor to Lynk Global, a low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite start-up, as well as an industry advisor to Astra Capital Management, a private equity investor.