Mitchell Klein is a leader in smart home and IoT, dedicating his career to educating the industry, creating and implementing strategic business programs, and leading companies that helped bring smart home and custom installation into the mainstream. Klein's career has included systems integration management to business strategy and development, but above all he is a 30+ year industry veteran in IoT, consumer electronics, home automation, and the integrator market.
Klein joined the Z-Wave Alliance as executive director in September 2015 and has developed and led several key Alliance initiatives including the creation of the Certified Installer Toolkit (CIT), a valuable testing tool for installers integrating a Z-Wave network. The Z-Wave CIT was named one of the top innovations at CEDIA 2017 and is the first tool of its kind to troubleshoot across brands. Under his management, the Alliance has grown to over 700 global members with over 2400 certified products representing an over 60 percent growth since 2016, including the addition of several industry leaders to the Alliance board of directors.
Prior to his role as executive director, Klein served as the director of business development for Universal Remote Control for eight years where he was a key member of the senior team that grew URC from a remote control company to a smart home integration system supplier to the CEDIA channel. Klein also served as the CEO at the award-winning integration firm Media Systems for 14 years, co-founded industry consulting firm StayTuned LLC and launched CEDIA’s certification program, it’s first regional events and media tours as its two-term president. In these positions, he elevated each company by developing unique approaches to drive sales, launch products, and coordinate teams across departments.
Klein is a CEDIA Fellow and committee chair and has been a contributor to trade and technology publications, a guest on numerous video podcasts like AVNation and Tech Republic. He is a regular presenter and panelist at key industry events including CES, CEDIA, ISE, ISC West, InfoComm, NSCA, CEA, TecHomeX, CABA Forum, Parks CONNECTIONS Summit, and many more.
Klein holds a Bachelor of Science in business management with a minor in economics from State University of New York College at Oswego and has been recognized with over 22 awards. Klein is also a CEDIA certified Installer.
Klein lives in the greater Boston area with his family.