CES 2016: HomeAdvisor

We all need a handyman to work around our home from time to time, how can you find one reliably.

Well during CES 2016 Craig talked with HomeAdvisor’s VP of Product Development, Paul Zeckser. They provide a national online marketplace that will match pre-screened local home professionals to perform the right job at the right time for the right price.

Their home services app is now available on AppleTV and Amazon Echo as well as iOS and Android which makes booking a contractor convenient.

Find out more below, and keep listening to Craig Peterson’s Tech Talk.

Mike Jellen, President & Chief Operating Officer of Velodyne is a seasoned industrial automation executive with extensive global and domain experience. As President and COO, Jellen is responsible for overseeing the companies multiple divisions and all daily operations of Velodyne.

Jellen has an extensive background in sales and marketing, which attests to his deep understanding of customer requirements. With his attention to rigorous business process improvement, Jellen will help accelerate Velodyne to the next level, from a market leading innovator with recognized customers worldwide, to a sophisticated organization known for industry-leading business practices.

Jellen earned a BSEE in electrical engineering from Marquette University and an MBA from Boston University and specializes in business and engineering executive leadership in the US, EU, China, Japan and Korea. Jellen served most recently as Vice President of Adept Technology, Pleasanton, Calif., a leader in robotics and vision technology. Prior to Adept, Jellen worked 10 years with Danaher Corporation in successive roles of increasing responsibility, including Vice President & General Manager, Vehicle Systems Business in Stockholm, Sweden. As GM, Jellen oversaw a $100 million business with sales, marketing, R&D and operations in the U.S., the European Union and China. Earlier posts within Danaher included Vice President, Asia; Vice President, Strategic Accounts and Controls; and General Manager, Technology Business.

HomeAdvisor is the leading national online marketplace for matching pre-screened local home services professionals with the right job, at the right time and at the right price.

HomeAdvisor at CES 2016 announced the extension of its home services app for AppleTV and for Amazon Echo, making on demand home services scheduling even more convenient.e services scheduling even more convenient.e services scheduling even more convenient.


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