SAN DIEGO– DriveCam Inc., a global driver risk management company, has appointed Brandon Nixon as chief executive officer and a member of its board of directors effective Sept. 2, according to www.businesswire.com.
Nixon joins DriveCam from ViaSat, where he most recently served as senior vice president responsible for all of the company's commercial businesses. Prior to ViaSat, Nixon was CEO of Enerdyne Technologies, Inc. from October 2002 to June 2006, when it was acquired by ViaSat. Earlier, Mr. Nixon served as the chief executive officer of Enerdyne's parent company along with a sibling subsidiary, Boatracs LLC, until divesting of Boatracs in October 2004. Prior to joining Enerdyne, Nixon spent nearly two decades in a variety of executive, management, and investor positions within the technology and communication industries, including Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, PCSI/Cirrus Logic, and SAIC.
Just prior to joining Enerdyne, Nixon was a general partner with a private equity firm, Housatonic Partners, where he founded the firm's communications practice. In his capacity as general partner, he invested in or acquired a number of telecommunications-related companies.