October 17, 2008 // Franchising.com // Fremont, Calif. - SightMind, a national Internet Protocol-based (IP) video surveillance, networking and security company, today announced that Joseph Spohn has joined the company as its Director of Franchise Development. In his new role, Spohn will be responsible for awarding SightMind franchise opportunities to candidates in the United States. Spohn will report to Kim Rubin, CEO of SightMind, Inc.
Spohn, formerly Marketing and Franchise Development Director for California-based 1-800-RADIATOR, a national franchise chain in the automotive industry, was brought on as part of a strategic move to grow SightMind in select markets nationwide. Having received his MBA from the University of Phoenix and his Bachelors of Art degree in English Literature from the University of California-Berkeley, Spohn sees his new role as Director of Franchise Development as an opportunity to help investors enter the IP-based video surveillance niche at the ground level.
"I am excited to join the SightMind brand and look forward to leading and executing the company's strategic growth and expansion across the country," said Spohn. "It is Sight Mind's solid business model, support system and partnerships with the best in the technology industry that will drive growth and allow for potential investors a chance to get into the rapidly changing industry."
SightMind has distinguished itself among more than 16,000 vendors in the technology industry and is attracting business investors from a variety of backgrounds including electricians, information technology (IT) resellers and existing security professionals based on its suite of open standards-based hardware and software that are the most reliable, manageable and effective in the industry.
"We are thrilled to welcome Joseph to the SightMind team," said Kim Rubin, CEO of SightMind, Inc. "I am confident that with his expertise in growing franchise systems, he will help us take SightMind and its aggressive national expansion to the next level."
Prior to 1-800-RADIATOR, Spohn worked in multiple marketing and media related positions including roles with Clever Homes, a company specializing in design build construction services, as well as an Associate Producer for the NBC Today Show and CBS 60 Minutes II in New York.
SightMind, a national company dedicated to providing IP-based video surveillance (IPVS), was founded in 2006 with the goal of bringing highly reliable IP-based video surveillance systems to major institutions and organizations in North America, including high schools, colleges, natural resources, utilities, transportation, public safety, shopping centers, industrial facilities, and large commercial sites. SightMind's IP-based systems include expanded storage, higher reliability, and high resolution sufficient to provide clear identification of people and vehicles, easier administration, cost savings, and customer service benefits far beyond the original security motivations. For more information, please visit www.sightmind.com or contact 1-877-IPVS-988