Sam Balooch joins Spireon as CIO

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Spireon, a provider of mobile resource management and business intelligence systems, announced the addition of Sam Balooch to the leadership team.

Balooch assumes the role of Spireon’s chief information officer (CIO) and will direct the company’s key information technology initiatives.

“Sam is a true information technology veteran, with over 20 years experience working with and leading IT departments for a broad range of companies,” says Spireon CEO Marc Brungger. “The addition of Sam rounds out the expertise of our executive leadership team, and will propel us forward as we evolve our solutions to meet the needs of our customers across our multi-vertical markets.”

Balooch’s responsibilities includes the development of Spireon’s strategic technology goals to increase and expand Spireon’s information accessibility and integrated systems management.  He oversees Spireon’s Network Operations Center (NOC), infrastructure and cloud systems, network systems, and data architecture that support the company’s NSpire M2M business intelligence platform.

Prior to joining Spireon, Balooch served as the CIO for MIND Research Institute for six years. During his tenure there, Balooch developed a private cloud educational software platform comprised of the latest Cisco, VMWare and HP 3-Par storage technologies. Balooch’s past experience also includes his role as vice president of IT at Kintera Inc, a recognized provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) to several industries. His management experience extends to such technology leaders as Intuit, Ford Motor Company’s telematics operations Wingcast, and Silicon Graphics Inc.