Rob Lilleness
Chief Executive Officer

Lilleness has built multiple successful high-tech businesses in digital media, mobile, software and consumer products. Most recently he served as president and Chief Executive Officer for Medio Systems, an ACCEL-backed company, which was acquired by HERE Technologies (a company currently owned by BMW, Daimler, Audi, Intel, and Tencent). Prior to Medio, Lilleness was president and COO of Universal Electronics (NASDAQ: UEIC). During his tenure at Universal, earnings more than tripled and the market capitalization grew from approximately $100 million to $500 million.

Rob was also on the initial team that built the Windows Networking business at Microsoft where he served in a number of management roles. He was responsible for shipping multiple versions of Windows NT Server and building the Windows networking business from zero to over $500 million in sales.

Rob also holds seven patents in the digital media and wireless control space. He speaks German, Spanish, and English. Rob holds a B.A. from the University of Puget Sound and a MBA from Harvard Business School.


Matt Kowalec
President & Chief Operating Officer

Over the past 30 years, Matt has developed a repeatable formula for driving significant growth and value from several underdeveloped and turnaround companies, specifically in the consumer products market.  With a diverse background in finance and operations, Matt is equally skilled in building productive teams and product creation.  Numerous companies have profited from his track record of increasing annualized sales and profit with combined rates averaging 40%, while delivering shareholder value that far outpaced market averages through multiple successful exits.

Matt also holds six patents in the consumer products space.  Matt earned his BS degree in Accounting from the Ferris State University as well as an MBA degree from Michigan State University – Broad College of Business. 


Tom Carter
Chief Technology Officer

Tom has 30 years of experience in enterprise software and still enjoys hands-on development with databases and cloud computing. Tom has been a passionate advocate for the home automation space for decades and even pieced together his own voice recognition system over 20 years before Amazon Alexa and Google Home even existed.

 Tom has been a partner with Kickdrum Technology Group, a design driven software development firm that also helps Fortune 500 and private equity clients with technical and product diligence. Previously Tom was a founder of Trilogy Software, one of the largest private enterprise software companies, and Tom was also the CTO of a options trading firm and retail brokerage firm.

Tom holds several enterprise software patents that have been tested in court and he has a bachelor's degree in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.


Dan Cregg
Chief Research Officer

As the Chief Research Officer of Insteon, Dan Cregg leads the advancement of Insteon’s technology and rapidly evolving product line. He is one of the primary developers of Insteon’s dual-band technology that was introduced in 2005. Since then, Insteon technology has been integrated into hundreds of products, bringing the Internet of Things to the mainstream. 

Cregg is a veteran in the home automation industry with over two decades of experience and came to Insteon via Smartlabs, which in 2000 acquired SmartLinc, a company Cregg co-founded. Cregg also founded and was president of HomeRun Automation, which SmartLinc purchased in 1997. He has held engineering and management positions at McDonnell-Douglas, SVG Thermco, and Universal Electronics.

Cregg holds both Bachelor and Master degrees in engineering from California State University Long Beach. He is an active adjunct professor at CSULB as well as University of California, Irvine (UCI). Cregg is also a member the of the UCI engineering school's Engineering Leadership Council, CalIt2 CTO advisory council, and CSULB CECS advisory council.


Mike Nunes
Chief Information Officer

For 20 years Nunes has served as CIO, first of Smarthome and throughout Smarthome’s evolution into Insteon. 

Over the years, Nunes's key technological accomplishments include building one of the world’s first e-commerce sites, enhancing Insteon's customer-facing website experience using Google and Endeca search/navigation systems; building the customer account management system and integrating payment options such as Google Checkout, Checkout By Amazon, and Paypal; customization and implementation of the Sage Enterprise Suite; building an extensive business analytics and reporting system; and PCI remediation and ongoing compliance. He is also credited with building the HouseLinc home control software package, winner of the 2006 Electronic House Product of the Year award. 

Nunes holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from UC Irvine.