Company

 
Overview

Xicato designs and develops light sources and electronics that enable architects, designers, facilities managers, and building owners to create beautiful, connected, smart spaces. Xicato’s light sources have set the standard for quality of light and are installed in thousands of locations around the world – they are the go-to option when people care about the quality of light. Xicato’s Bluetooth lighting controls are installed in a wide range of locations and are integrated with a range of luminaires and building management systems. Today they are delivering cost savings from installation through operation, and providing scene-setting capabilities that are second to none.

Xicato stands behind its products with superior customer service, the industry’s first color consistency warranty and an unmatched commitment to light and lighting controls that make the world a better place.


News

December 12, 2018
Xicato Controls win at darc awards

Xicato Bluetooth Controls win darc awards technology honors - Xicato’s Bluetooth Lighting Controls were selected by lighting designers from all the entries as best in the technology category.


September 4, 2018
Sam Miri Joins Xicato

Sam Miri Joins Xicato – Will lead expansion of lighting control solutions.


August 7, 2018
Introducing Amir Zoufonoun

Introducing Amir Zoufonoun, Xicato’s new CEO.



Events

January 22-24, 2019
Museum Experts
Xicato at Museum Experts Conference - Join us in the Ecalux stand, C12, and see the award-winning Xicato Bluetooth Controls and Light


January 24, 2019
Society of Light and Lighting LightBytes in Liverpool
Lightbytes Liverpool: Hear Roger Sexton's talk about wireless connectivity and quality of light


February 28, 2019
Society of Light and Lighting LightBytes in York
Lightbytes York: Hear Roger Sexton's talk about wireless connectivity and quality of light



Careers

Xicato is changing the strategic direction of the lighting industry by connecting innovation with human perception and emotion. We’re connecting imaginative people with amazing ideas to the latest advances in light, lighting and connected controls.

If you’ve got the passion and talent to change the way we see and interact with the world, we’d like to talk with you.

Xicato is headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley where we’ve built an inclusive environment where everyone can do their best work.

Not all jobs are posted. If you think you’re a great match for Xicato, please send us your resume in .PDF format. Email to jobs@xicato.com.


Leadership

Amir Zoufonoun
Chief Executive Officer

To his role as CEO of Xicato, Amir brings more than 30 years of strategic and operational leadership experience. As a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and technology visionary, Amir has conceived, spearheaded and launched multiple best-of-breed wireless product brands, resulting in technology leadership, market leadership, revenue growth, multiple M&As and a $1B IPO (NASDAQ: WMUX). Selling directly and through local channel partners, Amir’s background includes selling to over 5000 B2B customers in enterprise, government, and service provider segments worldwide. He holds a BSEE, an MSEE, and an Executive MBA.



Sam Miri
Senior VP, Sales & Business Development

Sam joined Xicato in August 2018 to lead the global sales and business development teams. As a veteran of innovative Silicon Valley companies, Sam brings a wealth of experience in leading and growing sales and sales channels for various size companies including InvenSense, Movea, NextInput, eLichens, and Avnet. Sam is a graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS degree in Computer Engineering and Mathematics and is fluent in French.



David Spektor
Chief Financial Officer

David joined Xicato in 2012 working closely on revenue, financial forecasting, and collections. David now leads the accounting and finance team, with a focus on the company's profitability. David brings over 15 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Xicato, he held key positions at Cisco Systems, Hyperion Solutions, and Solectron.



Mike Peanasky
Vice President Manufacturing

Mike joined Xicato in 2011 and assisted in the growth of the business as it expanded into high volume production. Mike was involved in the manufacturing of Xicato’s new groundbreaking LED platforms – XTM and XIM. Along with launching XTM and XIM, Mike was responsible for the large-scale transition of shifting manufacturing facilities to the Philippines. Mike now leads the manufacturing team at Xicato, with a focus on cost reductions, quality and efficient manufacturing of Xicato LED modules. Prior to joining Xicato, Mike was VP of manufacturing at Bridgelux and held several senior roles at Lumileds, Avago, and Agilent. Mike has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois.



Roger Sexton
VP Specifier Service

After 10 years at Philips Lighting in a variety of business development and sales roles within the UK national sales organization, Roger moved to the Philips Lighting headquarters in Eindhoven, the Netherlands to lead a variety of successful strategic lighting programs. Roger then transitioned his focus to primarily solid-state lighting where he managed a European team that explored business possibilities for new lighting technologies. Roger's final three years at Philips were in the global lighting applications department where he specified solid-state lighting product roadmaps. In this role, Roger worked closely with key specifiers/lighting architects in an iterative process testing new concepts and features in both Europe and America. After a 20 year rewarding career at Philips, Roger joined Xicato in February 2008 as a key member of the management team.