MindHome Inc., which builds software solutions to monitor residential smart home systems that alert homeowners to potential problems and shut off incoming services if necessary, has appointed Alan Banta as chief technology officer.
Banta brings more than 20 years of experience to MindHome. He will join the MindHome executive team and report directly to CEO Daniel Turgel.
As CTO, Banta will be responsible for evolving MindHome’s technology strategy, scaling its IT systems and infrastructure to deepen its machine learning expertise, and executing MindHome’s roadmap to help create the best smart homeowners’ insurance experience.
“During our extensive search for a CTO,” Turgel said, “Banta emerged as the natural choice given his track record of scaling complex platforms, his proven ability to guide transformation at leading technology companies, and his deep understanding of consumer experience. Banta has proven himself as a strong partner to the executive team and has helped drive execution and focus across our tech organization. I’m delighted to officially welcome Alan on board and look forward to his contributions to MindHome’s evolution as a leading brand in insurance.”
Banta said that MindHome is building a reputation as a world-class and innovative InsurTech organization. “In addition to tackling some of the most compelling challenges within residential risk mitigation,” he said, “MindHome is helping to pave the way for future building code standards that homeowners can rely on to not only protect their homes, but also the lives in them. I’m excited to join this immensely talented and growing team.”
Banta’s distinguished and diverse experience spans from startups to major consumer electronics companies. His career in technology has included the role of COO of HAUS, senior vice president of business development for Xssentials, and various roles at Ultimate Electronics, helping to develop the company’s consumer installation strategies. Recently, he managed the Silicon Valley territory for Control4.