Earth Networks - WeatherBug Hires Richard Wathen as Vice President of Finance

Germantown, MD – August 28, 2013 –Earth Networks, the parent company of the popular WeatherBug brand of consumer weather apps, hired Richard Wathen as vice president of finance to oversee accounting and financial operations across the company. Wathen brings to Earth Networks 20 years of extensive experience working with both established and emerging technology companies to build core administration and financial infrastructure and to accelerate growth by raising capital and developing strategic alliances.

Prior to joining Earth Networks, Wathen served as chief financial officer (CFO) of OTraces, a private biotech organization. Earlier, Wathen was the CFO at GlobalLogic, a software product development services firm, and at netASPx, a provider of cloud-based business applications. Wathen also served in senior financial executive positions at CareerBuilder and Legent Corporation. He started his finance career at ROLM/IBM Corporation in corporate planning.

Wathen graduated from Kenyon College with a B.A. in political science, cum laude, and the University of Chicago with an MBA with a finance concentration. 

“Rich Wathen is a seasoned professional who brings a deep understanding of financial operations within growing technology firms ranging from software developers to telecom and internet services providers to biotech,” says Earth Networks Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Spaulding. “We are extremely pleased to welcome Rich to the Earth Networks team as we continue to expand our global weather, lightning and GHG monitoring networks and technology solutions for consumers, enterprises and governments.”

Earth Networks: Powering WeatherBug & WeatherBug Home

For 20 years, we have been Taking the Pulse of the Planet® using the world’s largest weather, lightning and greenhouse gas monitoring networks. Our sensors across the planet keep consumers, businesses, and governments informed, updated and alerted. Our popular WeatherBug® brand provides neighborhood-level weather, superior forecasts and advanced severe weather alerts to millions. Our WeatherBug Home offering taps big weather and connected home data for improved energy efficiency and comfort. Enterprises such as schools, airports, professional sports teams, utilities and government agencies rely on our early warning solutions to safeguard lives, prepare for weather events, and optimize operations. Know Before®.

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