DriveCam Inc., a global Driver Risk Management company, announced the appointment of Brandon Nixon as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors effective September 2, 2008.
Mr. Nixon has a track record of leading successful, high-growth, communications and technology-oriented businesses. Mr. Nixon joins DriveCam from ViaSat, where he most recently served as senior vice president responsible for all of the company’s commercial businesses. Prior to ViaSat, Mr. Nixon was CEO of Enerdyne Technologies, Inc. from October 2002 to June 2006, when it was acquired by ViaSat.
Prior to joining Enerdyne, Mr. Nixon spent nearly two decades in a variety of executive, management and investor positions within the technology and communication industries, including Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, PCSI/Cirrus Logic and SAIC.
Just prior to joining Enerdyne, Mr. Nixon was a general partner with a private equity firm, Housatonic Partners, where he founded the firm’s communications practice. In his capacity as general partner, he invested in or acquired a number of telecommunications-related companies. Mr. Nixon holds a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering from University of California, San Diego and an M.B.A. degree from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.