Tech expert Dr. Bala Ganesh joins Frontdoor Board of Director

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Tech expert Dr. Bala Ganesh joins Frontdoor Board of Director
Tech expert Dr. Bala Ganesh joins Frontdoor Board of Director

Dr. Balakrishnan A. Ganesh is familiar with Frontdoor’s business models and technology, and he looks forward to help the company continue the momentum.

Frontdoor, the nation’s leading provider of home service plans with about two million members, has announced that its board unanimously approved the election of Dr. Balakrishnan A. Ganesh on July 28 as a director of the company, effective immediately.

“Bala is a very smart, tech savvy, innovation driven executive,” said Bill Cobb, Frontdoor’s chairman and chief executive officer. “He has a wealth of experience in digital transformation, cybersecurity and product development, especially as it relates to supporting company strategy. He is an outstanding addition to our board and I look forward to working with him closely.”

Ganesh is a partner at AKF Partners, which provides technology consulting, technical due diligence and interim technology leadership services.

“I am delighted to be joining Frontdoor’s board. I am deeply familiar with Frontdoor’s business models and technology, and I look forward to helping the company continue the tremendous momentum it’s achieved,” Ganesh said.

Prior to AKF Partners, Ganesh served at United Parcel Service for over 10 years in a variety of roles. Among the highlights, as vice president of engineering, Ganesh managed UPS’s global technology innovation strategy. While in this role, he was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 100 people transforming business. As the VP of advanced technology, Ganesh led UPS’s technology strategy for aerial drones, robotics, sensors, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles. As the VP of advanced analytics and revenue management, he led a team of data scientists and marketers to implement machine learning prediction models for pricing and other functions.

Ganesh holds a PhD in aerospace engineering with a minor in mathematics, and an MBA and a Master of Science in aerospace engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the Indian National Defence Academy.

In addition to Ganesh, the Frontdoor board consists of the following directors:

  • Bill Cobb – Chairman & CEO
  • D. Steve Boland – Member of the nominating and corporate governance committee
  • Anna C. Catalano – Chair of the compensation committee
  • Peter L. Cella – Member of the audit and compensation committees
  • Christopher L. Clipper – Chair of the audit committee
  • Brian P. McAndrews – Lead director and chair of the nominating and corporate governance committee
  • Liane J. Pelletier – Member of the audit and compensation committees

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