August Welcomes Nate Williams as Chief Revenue Officer

August is happy to welcome Nate Williams to the August team as Chief Revenue Officer where he is responsible for managing the sales and business development pipeline that will fuel strategic growth of the company. Now that the August Smart Lock and August Connect are on the market through August.com and through leading retailers such as Apple and Amazon , Nate will help launch new channels, scale international distribution, and curate the company’s ecosystem partnerships.

Nate brings extensive smart home experience and leadership to August across retail, service provider, and utility channels. He joins the team from Greenwave Systems, where he was instrumental in accelerating the penetration of its software platform with customers such as Verizon, DIRECTV, and E.ON. Prior to Greenwave, Nate led the software product marketing and business development teams at the Motorola Home division of Google. Nate joined Motorola through the acquisition of 4Home, an early innovator in Smart Home, where he was CMO and Head of Business Development.

“August is focused on building well-designed products and a trusted brand for managing access to the home,” said Jason Johnson, CEO and co-founder of August. “Nate’s experience and relationships in the world of connected consumer devices and the Internet of Things will be a critical building block as we continue to build and drive innovation for a new home access paradigm.”

Nate will be based in San Francisco with his new role at August, effective immediately.

August Connect Now Shipping

Get ready for August Connect! Existing pre-orders are starting to ship and will be processed within the next week. New August Connect orders will begin shipping at the end of March.

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Here are three quick tips to get started:

  1. Install your August Smart Lock first – remember August Connect requires an August Smart Lock.
  2. Download the latest August app – available for both iOS and Android.
  3. Choose a power outlet for your August Connect – we recommend within 15 feet of your August Smart Lock.

If you haven’t purchased an August Smart Lock to work with your August Connect, you can easily get an August Smart Lock from August.com, Amazon or Apple. Remember August Connect is an accessory that requires an August Smart Lock.

Once you’ve set up your August Connect, keep in mind some of the new ways to use your August Smart Lock:

  • Check your lock remotely – have peace of mind and know if your door is locked or unlocked.
  • Welcome guests while you’re away – buzz in family and friends, even if you’re not home.
  • Open your door for service workers from anywhere – unlock and lock your door for dog walkers, plumbers and house cleaners.