Founder, Co-founder, CEO
2011 - 2015 (almost 4 years)
Smart watches that function as a glanceable display for critical alerts & the mobile web·Geiser co-founded Meta Watch in 2011 through a spin-out of Fossil’s Watch Technology Division. Under his helm, Meta Watch launched three unique smartwatch assortments, established...more distribution through electronic retailers like Best Buy, and more recently, developed and managed a strategic partnership with Hewlett Packard.
Geiser served as Vice President of Fossil’s Watch Technology Division from 2004 – 2011.Fossil and others. Among his accomplishments while at Fossil: launching the first Bluetooth-connected...more smartwatch in 2006 in partnership with Sony Ericsson and managing the relationship for wearable projects with adidas, Microsoft, Palm and others.
Strokz was established to exploit opportunities evolving from sport and fitness aficionados’ increasing demand for personal training devices. It created and patented a wristwatch...more providing quantitative feedback for competitive and recreational swimmers that was launched through a global licensing and distribution agreement with Speedo.
TIEX consisted of two operational units: 1) a division that manufactured and sold twisted-pair wiring hubs and concentrators to IBM AS 400 customers and 2) a network services...more division providing network diagnostic and troubleshooting services to Fortune 1000 Corporations. TIEX’s growth was funded through retained earning. The manufacturing business was sold in 1994 to Lanoptics (NASDAQ: LNOP). The network services business was sold in 1993 to Network General (NASDAQ: NETG).
Wearables, smartwatches and the broader iOT category will be the catalyst of incredible growth over the next 5-10 years. Having spent the past 20 years developing and commercializing ‘connected’ products, I'm well equipped to help growth-oriented companies to navigate the opportunities ahead.
1. In the mid 1980’s Geiser realized the potential for replacing expensive coaxial cable with inexpensive telephone wire for data and created a company called TIEX to commercialize this technology. He formed distribution partnerships with Southhills Datacom and IBM. TIEX was sold to LanOptics, a NASDAQ-listed corporation a few years later.
2. In the mid 1990’s Geiser integrated small sensors into watches to perform ‘bookkeeping’ tasks for fitness and health. He formed Strokz Digital Sports to create functional and attractive watches for swimmers resulting in a global distribution and licensing deal with Speedo.
3.In 2004, Geiser first realized the potential synergy between watches and phones connected through low-power wireless connections. In the 11 years that have followed, Geiser-led teams have launched more smartwatches for more brands than any other organization. In the process he’s become recognized as one of the pioneers and thought leaders in the smartwatch category.