Tiburon, a San Ramon, Calif.-based maker of automated public safety and security software that is backed by the private equity firm Gores Group, has named the company’s board chair (and Gores managing director), Jonathan Huberman, as interim president and CEO. He replaces Michael Bealmear, who has served as Tiburon’s CEO since 2011.
Tiburon, Inc., a leading provider of integrated public safety solutions and an affiliate of The Gores Group, today announced the appointment of Jonathan Huberman as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Huberman currently serves as Tiburon’s Board of Directors Chairman and is Managing Director at the Gores Group — Tiburon’s primary investor. Huberman replaces Michael Bealmear who has served as Tiburon’s President and CEO since 2011.
Prior to joining Gores, Mr. Huberman was President of the Consumer and Small Business Products Division at EMC Corporation and was responsible for the company’s China growth initiatives. Prior, Mr. Huberman was the CEO of Iomega Corporation and continued his responsibilities following EMC’s acquisition of Iomega in 2008. Before joining Iomega, Mr. Huberman was a Managing Director and co-founder of aAd Capital, a hedge fund focused on investing in small to mid-sized public companies. Prior to aAd Capital, Mr. Huberman was a Partner at Idanta Partners, a technology focused private equity affiliate of the Bass family. Earlier in his career, Mr. Huberman worked at the Boston Consulting Group and Cray Research. Mr. Huberman also served as Special Advisor to the Director of DARPA. Mr. Huberman graduated with a B.A. in Computer Science from Princeton University, and received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Commenting on Michael Bealmear’s departure, Huberman stated, “Michael agreed to join Tiburon 18 months ago for a 6 to 9 month stint to stabilize the company and put it in a position to perform. While it may have taken a little longer than he anticipated, Michael’s vision has paid off and we find ourselves poised for fantastic success in both the near and long term. We have begun a search for a new CEO. In the interim, Tiburon’s current Senior Leadership Team will report to me and the organizational structure will remain unchanged. My enthusiasm for the company and the opportunities we have in front of us has never been higher.”
Established in 1980, Tiburon is the industry-leading provider of automated public safety and security solutions to meet the demanding and complex needs of law enforcement, fire and rescue and corrections agencies. Tiburon offers fully integrated solutions including computer aided dispatch, records management, mobile data and communications, field reporting and corrections management solutions. From mission-critical conditions to daily operations, across complex multi-agency and multi-jurisdictional environments, Tiburon’s integrated solutions have set the industry standard for capability, scalability and reliability for more than 30 years. For more information, visit www.tiburoninc.com or call (800) 428-5534.
About The Gores Group, LLC
The Gores Group, LLC is a private equity firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. The Gores Group, which was founded in 1987 by Alec E. Gores, has become a leading investor having demonstrated over time a reliable track record of creating substantial value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com