Sierra Wireless Appoints Russell N. Jones to Board of Directors

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the leading provider of fully integrated device-to-cloud solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced the appointment of Russell N. Jones, CPA, C.A., to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Jones, an accomplished business and technology industry executive, brings more than 37 years of international operational and leadership experience with leading technology companies, including Canadian e-commerce leader Shopify, Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire and Quake Technologies, just to name a few. He replaces outgoing director Chuck Levine, who will step down following the September Board of Directors meeting.

“Russ brings a wealth of high-caliber financial and operational expertise that will be vital for Sierra Wireless as we continue to enhance our bottom line and invest in key strategic initiatives to grow our IoT leadership position in device-to-cloud solutions,” said Kent Thexton, interim president and CEO, Sierra Wireless. “We are very pleased to have Russ join our board.”

Mr. Jones was the CFO at Shopify from March 2011 to April 2018, taking the company public in May 2015. Prior to Shopify, he spent three years in Silicon Valley serving both BDNA Corporation and Xambala Incorporated as their CFO. He held senior executive roles at several companies, including Mitel Corporation, Newbridge Networks, Watchfire and Quake Technologies. He also co-founded a CFO advisory firm focused on early stage technology companies. Mr. Jones is a director of CPA Ontario and sits on both its HR and Finance and Audit Committees. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Carleton University and an ICD.D certification.

“This is a pivotal time to be joining Sierra Wireless as the company accelerates its transformation and scales its integrated IoT solutions business,” said Mr. Jones. “I look forward to working with the entire Sierra Wireless team to help advance the company’s unique pure-play position in the IoT ecosystem and accelerate growth of its recurring, subscription-based IoT services.”

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW) is an IoT pioneer, empowering businesses and industries to transform and thrive in the connected economy. Customers Start with Sierra because we offer a device to cloud solution, comprised of embedded and networking solutions seamlessly integrated with our secure cloud and connectivity services. OEMs and enterprises worldwide rely on our expertise in delivering fully integrated solutions to reduce complexity, turn data into intelligence and get their connected products and services to market faster. Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

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