July 26th, 2011 by Chris Allen
As many of you who follow Infrared5’s progress know, we’ve recently created a new company around a product we developed. This company, Brass Monkey, allows a smartphone to become a game controller. We are doing some amazing work, including winning awards, landing clients like LucasFilm, and closing in on a seed round of fundraising. Needless to say, Brass Monkey has been taking more and more of my time and focus over the last year. So the partners and I have decided it is best for me to step down as Infrared5’s CEO.
I’m excited to announce that my business partner and wife, Rebecca Allen, will be taking on the role of CEO for Infrared5. Infrared5 wouldn’t be any where near where it is today without all of her expertise in art direction, customer relations, finance, company operations, project management and overall leadership. She’s actually been acting in this capacity for a year now, and the partners came to the conclusion that it made sense that she officially come on board as the CEO of the company. While Rebecca has been at the helm, the company has continued to flourish and grow even in a down economy.
We are beginning to get many more repeat customers, and we have been and are continuing to look to hire new employees. Rebecca has a knack for keeping customers happy and understanding complex problems. I can’t think of a better person to lead our service based technology business.
With all this said, I will continue to serve as Infrared5 President and be involved on strategic level decisions for the company. We are all excited this year with the growing success of all of our businesses. Please join me in welcoming Rebecca to her new position.