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8 May 2023

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Humane News

Humane welcomes Kevin Purser as Chief Operations Officer.

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of Kevin Purser as Humane’s Chief Operations Officer. Kevin brings invaluable expertise to our team. He has successfully built and led operations, supply chain, and manufacturing divisions across a wide range of companies — from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms.

Kevin spent over 13 years at Cisco in the 1990s and 2000s, managing the production and ramp of new products and scaling operations. Most recently, he led global supply chain sourcing and procurement at Fitbit, overseeing supply chain strategy both prior to Fitbit’s IPO and through its acquisition by Google in 2021. As a tech veteran with deep manufacturing and supply chain knowledge, Kevin has also served as the Operations Advisor to Humane for the last two years.

In his new role as COO, Kevin will oversee supply chain, operations, manufacturing, quality, and customer experience and support.

From Kevin Purser:
“Imran and Bethany are focused on creating a great company with the right culture that will yield innovative, industry-changing products.”

From Imran Chaudhri, Humane’s Co-founder, Chairman, and President:
“We’ve been building with Kevin for some time now in an advisory capacity, and we’re thrilled to have him join Humane full-time to help shape our organization and create new infrastructure to take us to the next level.”

From Bethany Bongiorno, Humane’s Co-founder and CEO:
“I am delighted to have Kevin join Humane’s leadership team as COO. His passion for building consumer hardware at scale and his experience in further developing high-performing organizations will be instrumental as we prepare for the release of our first product and beyond.”

The entire Humane team looks forward to working with Kevin as we build towards unveiling full details of our first product later this year.