Derek Newsom – Liteye Systems, Inc. Chief Operating Officer
Derek Newsom is a versatile and seasoned global business leader with over 20 years experience in high tech and fast-moving markets. He comes to Liteye in January 2018 with VP, CEO, CMO, COO and Board experience in large corporations in managing strategy, operations, sales and marketing, product and software application development, engineering, and IS (AppSec, Cybersecurity risk management) leadership experience.
Before Liteye Systems, Newsom served an Associate (Partner) for a top engineering consulting firm focused on nuclear power generation critical infrastructure. Of note, Newsom also led and served as the global marketing leader and Chief Marketing Officer of GE Healthcare’s Diagnostic Imaging Performance Technologies division; President/CEO of North America for Medion AG, a $3B provider of computing and consumer electronic products in Europe, Asia, and the US; and World-Wide Business Manager for HP’s Home Products Computer Division, which was a new HP start-up division that recruited him from his role at HP Corporate HQ in 1995; within 5 years that HP division secured the top #1 market share position for PCs in US retail generating $4B per year in revenues from zero at start-up.
Newsom holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management from California Polytechnic – SLO, along with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is also a Six Sigma Black Belt, registered Project Management Professional (PMP), and is certified in Organization Disruptive Change Management.