Impero Software Hires Senior VP to Lead Expansion in the U.S.
Michael Watt, Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, brings experience in leadership, business strategy and scaling growth to Impero’s U.S. operations
Austin, TX, Feb. 5, 2019 – Impero Software, a specialist provider of remote monitoring and management software for education, has hired Michael Watt to lead its U.S. headquarters in Austin. As Senior Vice President of U.S. Sales, Watt will oversee Impero’s expansion, including its plan to double the size of the Austin office in order to provide services and support to its growing U.S. customer base.
Watt brings a wealth of experience in leadership and business strategy to his role at Impero. He has a successful record in formulating strategy, enhancing operational efficiency and leading company growth. He has served in consulting, management and COO roles at companies in California’s Silicon Valley and in Austin.
Immediately prior to joining Impero, he served as director of strategic accounts at Tech Data in Austin. He has also served in leadership roles at CIT Group, Dell Financial Services and Hewlett-Packard Technology Finance. Watt’s track record includes sales management, strategic account management, sales operations, and building revenue generating teams.
“Impero is a leader in helping teachers be more effective, IT personnel manage devices more efficiently and schools keep students safe,” said Watt. “We offer an effective and much-needed solution for schools and we will serve the U.S. market well as schools and districts look to support the whole child.”
Impero Software’s flagship product, Impero Education Pro, provides schools with a portfolio of services: Impero EdTeach for classroom management, Impero EdProtect for student safety and Impero EdAdmin for network management. Impero Software also recently announced the launch of EdAware, a next-generation digital student safety solution that records, analyzes and stores multiple types of student safety information, from depressive episodes to risky online behavior, to help identify potential safety risks.
“We are thrilled to have Michael join our organization after a successful consultancy where he helped pinpoint strategies for growing our U.S. business,” said Richard Fuller, CEO of Impero Software. “Our Austin operation and our U.S. customers are in good hands with him.”
Watt earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Economics from the University of California, Davis. Watt also serves on the board of two Austin-based non-profits focused on helping children achieve their full potential. He was the past chairman and is the current treasurer of Side by Side Kids, and is the current treasurer of Butterfly Christian Preschool.
About Impero Software
Impero Software offers a range of student safety and remote monitoring and management software, relied upon by education establishments around the world. Founded in 2002, Impero software is now accessed by over 1.5 million devices in over 90 countries. Impero is used by over 1,400 UK high schools and in over 600 U.S. districts.
Impero’s cutting edge EdTech software consolidates a range of powerful classroom, network and device management features enabling schools and colleges to reduce costs and improve both staff and student productivity. Impero’s sophisticated online safety functionality uses keyword detection technology to help schools safeguard students online. For more information visit: www.imperosoftware.com.