Nonda - Female Executive of the Year
Company: Nonda, Mountain View, CA
Company Description: Nonda is bringing today’s tech to yesterday’s cars with its flagship ZUS® Connected Car family of smart devices that integrate through a common app experience to improve convenience and safety for drivers everywhere. nonda’s awards include prestigious iF & Red Dot design awards, a 2017 IOT Award for Connected Car Accessory of the Year, "Fastest Growing Startup” and "Top 10 Smart Hardware” awards.
Nomination Category: Individual Awards Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Female Executive of the Year – Consumer Products –10 or Less Employees
Nomination Title: Christina Lockwood, Breaking Ground in the Male Dominated Auto Tech Industry
Describe for the judges the activities and accomplishments of the nominated executive since the beginning of July last year (up to 525 words):
As Director of Communications and US Marketing for the leading auto technology company nonda, Christina Lockwood has made a name for herself in the male-dominated auto industry. Her role involves developing the strategic plans for all of nonda’s product introductions, as well as working to get products placed in major retailers, not to mention serving as a spokesperson for media interviews and speaking at industry conferences globally. Among her peers, Christina has developed a reputation as a critical thinker, savvy spokesperson and trusted advisor. She’s been an integral part of nonda's executive team and played a crucial role in major company milestones and achievements, including:
-Successfully launching five new products (Smart Tire Safety Monitor, Smart Vehicle Health Monitor, Wireless Smart Backup Camera and Smart Car Key Finder).
-Overseeing PR and marketing through the company's initial crowdfunding round that raised more than $1.5m; to 2017's $10 million sales and 2018's projection of $15-18 million
-Placed multiple products in major retailers including WalMart, Best Buy, Target and Sam’s Club
-Launched CarBlock, the world’s first blockchain based transportation data ecosystem
-Helped to facilitate nonda’s series B financing
-Volunteered her time as a member of Junior League to raise more than $7000 for Northern California fire victims
Provide a brief biography of the nominated executive (up to 125 words):
Christina Lockwood is a successful marketing and PR professional with a track record of success in multi-faceted and complex industriesincluding finance, high tech and B2B.Prior to joining nonda, Christina worked in financial marketing with Merk Investments and in customer marketing at NetFortris, a leading UCaaS company. Christina has previously consulted for cutting-edge technology companies such as Lucid, Ride ZUM and MapAnything. She holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from University of California, Berkeley.She loves cooking and watching movies with herhusband and son in Mountain View, California where she serves on the Junior League and is an active member of the PTA. An avid Laker, Dodger and Ducks fan, her passions are child hunger, public education and income inequality.