Bharat Vasan joins August as Chief Operating Officer

Bharat Vasan joins August as Chief Operating Officer, responsible for scaling the company, launching new products to channels, and continuing to accelerate the company’s momentum now that the August Smart Lock has begun shipping.

Over the past two years, August has worked to make the August Smart Lock the most secure, sophisticated and convenient way for consumers to manage access to their homes. Bharat brings highly-relevant experience and leadership to August from the consumer and connected devices space.

Bharat comes to August from Basis (acquired by Intel), where he was instrumental in growing the company from pre-product to post-revenue as COO and co-founder. At Basis, he led teams across product management, design and engineering over its history, most recently heading up sales and marketing.

“Our mission at August has always been to make beautiful products that allow your physical environment to seamlessly respond to you. That mission starts with the August Smart Lock, but does not end there,” said Jason Johnson, CEO and co-founder of August, “Bharat’s experience in the world of consumer-facing connected devices will be a critical driving force as we deliver the August Smart Lock into the homes of consumers around the country.”

Bharat will be based in San Francisco with his new role at August, effective immediately.