Leadership Team

Colin M. Angle

Chairman, CEO and Founder


Colin M. Angle, a co-founder of iRobot, has served as chairman of the board since October 2008, as chief executive officer since June 1997, and prior to that, as our president since November 1992. He has served as a director since October 1992. As a co-founder and chief executive officer, Colin provides a critical contribution to the board of directors with his detailed knowledge of the Company, our employees, our client base, our prospects, the strategic marketplace and our competitors. Colin previously worked at the National Aeronautical and Space Administration’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he participated in the design of the behavior controlled rovers that led to Sojourner exploring Mars in 1997. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. in Computer Science, both from MIT.

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Julie Zeiler

Julie Zeiler

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Julie Zeiler has served as our executive vice president and chief financial officer since May 2020, overseeing the company’s financial operations, investor relations, facilities and IT organizations. Prior to be appointed CFO, Julie served as the company’s vice president of finance since joining the company in January 2017. In this position, she led the company’s financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions. Prior to joining iRobot, Julie served in a number of senior financial leadership positions at Boston Scientific Corporation from 1996 to 2017 that included its global operations, European business and major product lines. In addition, her experience includes financial management roles at Digital Equipment Corporation from 1987 to 1996. Julie holds a B.A. in Economics and English from Albion College.

Jean Jacques (JJ) Blanc

Chief Commercial Officer


Jean Jacques (JJ) Blanc was named Chief Commercial Officer in February 2020 and is responsible for leading iRobot’s global go-to market commercial strategy. Previously iRobot’s Vice President and General Manager of EMEA, JJ has over 30 years of commercial management experience. He played a critical role in the acquisition and integration of iRobot’s largest distributor, Robopolis SAS, and significantly grew the company’s business in EMEA. Prior to iRobot, JJ held leadership roles in commercial management at Whirlpool, including General Manager, France and Vice President of Sales, North West Europe. Earlier in his career, he held commercial roles at Phillips. JJ holds a degree from Institut Superieur du Commerce in Paris, France.

Russell J. Campanello

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Communications


Russell J. Campanello has served as our executive vice president, human resources and corporate communications since February 2014. Russ previously served as our senior vice president, human resources and corporate communications from July 2013 until February 2014. From November 2010 until July 2013, Russ served as our senior vice president, human resources. Prior to joining iRobot, Russ served as senior vice president, human resources and administration at Phase Forward, Inc. from April 2008 until September 2010. Russ previously served as senior vice president of human resources and marketing at Keane, Inc., a business process and information technology consulting firm, from September 2003 to October 2007. Prior to Keane, Russ served as chief people officer at NerveWire, Inc. from August 2000 to February 2003. Prior to NerveWire, he served as senior vice president, human resources at Genzyme Corp. from November 1997 to July 2000. Earlier in his career, Russ spent nine years as vice president of human resources at Lotus Development Corporation. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts.

 

Keith Hartsfield

Chief Product Officer


Keith Hartsfield joined iRobot in September 2019 as executive vice president and chief product officer. Prior to iRobot, Keith served in multiple executive roles at HP, Inc. from 2014-2019, including vice president of the Z workstation products, vice president of mobility products and workflow transformation, and vice president of mobility products. Prior to HP, he served as COO for Green Edge Technologies, an IoT startup focused on energy management and home automation. Earlier in his career he held a variety of executive roles with Motorola and Nokia. Keith holds an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an M.S. in electrical engineering and applied physics from Case Western Reserve University and a B.S. in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He also serves on the board of Intellecy, Inc., an IoT startup focused on water management and leak detection in the home and has been awarded several U.S. patents.

Charlie Kirol

Executive Vice President and Chief Supply Chain Officer


Charlie joined iRobot as Chief Supply Chain Officer in February 2020 and is responsible for driving strategic direction and operational excellence across iRobot’s manufacturing and supply chain organization. Prior to joining iRobot, Charlie held leadership roles at Sensata from 2015 until 2019, including Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer. Before Sensata, Charlie spent seven years at Stanley Black & Decker in roles including Vice President of Global Supply Management – Industrial Segment & GSM COE. Earlier in his career, Charlie spent nine years at General Electric Capital Corporation. Charlie holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida, an MBA from Indiana University and a certification in supply chain management from the University of North Carolina. He also served as a Logistics Officer in the US Navy and continues to serve as a Senior Supply Chain Officer in the Navy Reserve.

Chris Jones

Chief Technology Officer


Dr. Chris Jones is our chief technology officer. He has 20 years of experience in robotics research and development across academia, government, and industry. At iRobot, Chris' responsibilities are centered on long-term technology planning and strategy and fostering strategic partnerships to advance the state-of-the-art in practical robotics. Prior to joining iRobot in 2005, Chris was involved in robotics research and development at the Center for Robotics and Embedded Systems at the University of Southern California, the Artificial Intelligence Lab at the University of Zurich, the Intelligent Systems and Robotics Center at Sandia National Laboratories, and the Robotics Research Lab at Texas A&M University. Chris received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Southern California and his B.S. in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.

Tim Saeger

Executive Vice President, Chief R&D Officer


Tim Saeger is our executive vice president and chief R&D officer. Tim previously served as executive vice president of engineering from March 2017 to December 2018 and senior vice president of engineering from August 2015 until March 2017. Prior to iRobot, Tim served in multiple roles at Bose Corporation from 2005 - 2015, including Vice President of Home Entertainment, and Vice President of Product Development. Earlier in his career, Tim also served at Thomson, Inc., and General Dynamics, in a variety of engineering and engineering management positions. He holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University, and an MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington. Tim also has been awarded 24 U.S. patents.

Glen D. Weinstein

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer


Glen D. Weinstein has served as our executive vice president and chief legal officer since August 2012. Glen previously served as our general counsel from July 2000 to August 2012 and as senior vice president from January 2005 to August 2012. Since March 2004, he has also served as our secretary. Prior to joining iRobot, Glen was with Covington & Burling LLP, a law firm in Washington, D.C. Glen holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.