October 11, 2022 — Afero, the leading IoT Platform as a Service provider, is pleased to announce that Preethi Narayanan will lead Afero's growing engineering team and the rapid expansion of Afero's product portfolio. Preethi joins Afero from Roku where she led Software Engineering for the Roku TV line of products. In addition to her distinguished work career Preethi is Chapter Leader at UPWARD Women, a global networking organization accelerating the advancement of executive women.
"For over a decade, Preethi has led the creation and scaling of platform engineering teams for category-defining consumer products," said Joe Britt, Afero CEO and Co-Founder. "Afero's secure IoT platform tightly ties together embedded, mobile, and cloud engineering disciplines, and is deployed today in millions of consumer products. Preethi's extensive engineering expertise, leadership experience, and ability to help exceptional talent maximize their potential is exactly what we need to meet the demands of Afero's current rapid growth phase."
Preethi Narayanan joins Afero as VP of Engineering, bringing her years of experience shipping products such as mobile phones, first-generation Echo products, mesh-based access points, Chromebooks, and Smart TVs. Prior to joining Afero, Preethi held engineering leadership positions at Roku, eero, Intel, Amazon, and Motorola. She has helped bring many Zero-to-One products to market and then scale product production to hundreds of millions of units. Preethi has built and grown teams at both startups and large organizations. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in engineering.
Afero is the leading secure IoT Platform as a Service. Afero technology incorporates simplicity, ease of use, security, and data privacy into the entire solution, from manufacturing to product to cloud to end user. The Afero platform uniquely secures your entire supply chain while providing your customers with end-to-end encryption, fast onboarding, and direct to device failover. With Afero, products get to market 3x faster, have 10x higher attach rates, and have 99% fewer customer escalations. Afero's user-friendly, fast, and secure IoT platform unlocks smart and connected capabilities for any product, vertical, sector, or industry, whether large or tiny, fixed or mobile. Our world-class team is composed of mobile, hardware, security, and cloud veterans from Google, Apple, Nest, Symantec, Danger, Microsoft, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Roku and other leading platform companies.