Kespry, a drone-based aerial intelligence solution provider, has appointed Langley Eide its chief operating officer and chief financial officer.
In this role, Eide will drive Kespry’s overall strategic vision and lead its finance, analysis, research and administration activities, as well as contribute significantly to its next stage of revenue growth and operational scale.
Eide was previously chief strategy officer at Alteryx, where she reported to the CEO from 2015 to 2019 and held a variety of operational roles to help grow the business from a privately held, mid-stage software business to a multibillion-dollar organization.
Prior to Alteryx, Eide served as vice president of finance and strategy at ServiceNow, where she reported to the CFO and built the corporate development and investor relations functions between 2012 and 2013. Before ServiceNow, Eide was an executive director in Morgan Stanley’s Capital Markets group, where she reported to the vice chairman of capital markets and supported financing activities for West Coast technology clients. Earlier in her career, Eide was a buy-side equity research analyst focused on software and internet companies.
“I am really excited that Kespry is building on its leadership position in aerial intelligence to make it easier for everyone to work with and understand perception-based data,” comments Eide. “This opens up new possibilities. For example, any organization with significant real assets such as land, buildings and industrial plants can reduce inspection and maintenance costs and boost asset value as they harness the value of image and video data sources. The future of industrial work is accelerating through this digital transformation augmented by computer vision and machine learning.”
“We’re thrilled to have such an experienced, accomplished and trusted leader with a proven track record for driving innovation and results join Kespry,” sayd George Mathew, CEO of Kespry.
Kespry says its aerial intelligence platform is now deployed by 220 mining and aggregates customers who use the platform across 3,311 work sites in North America, with 22,987 missions in 2018 alone. In addition, XAP 360, a commercial property assessment and inspection company, has standardized on Kespry across its commercial and residential operations. Kespry also recently launched a new enterprise relationship with DJI to further expand its drone portfolio. In addition, Salesforce Ventures recently invested in Kespry.