Mitchell Klein is a 30+ year industry veteran who has dedicated his career to educating the industry, building, creating and implementing strategic businesses and programs, and leading companies that helped bring smart home and custom installation into the mainstream. Klein is known for kicking off many key initiatives for CEDIA in almost every area including operational, educational, financial, legislative, and marketing. Examples include initiating and implementing CEDIA’s first strategic plan, the creation of an operating budget and reserve fund, introducing the CEDIA certification program and Management Conference, along with various policy and promotional projects.
Above all, Klein is hailed as a leader in IoT, consumer electronics, home automation, and the integrator market. In his role as the Executive Director of the Z-Wave Alliance, a consortium of leading IoT brands and influencers, Klein has grown membership to over 700 global companies and more than 3,000 certified products which represents over 60% growth during his tenure.
Prior to Z-Wave, Klein consulted for numerous consumer electronics brands, led business development for URC for several years and before that, he was in the home technology trenches, owning and running his own industry-leading, cutting-edge installation firm for over 14 years.
Klein is a CEDIA Fellow, former two-term CEDIA president and ongoing volunteer and is a regular contributor to trade and technology publications such as IoT for All, Residential Systems, IoT Agenda, and Essential Install. Klein is also a guest on and been interviewed for numerous trade publications, mainstream media outlets as well as podcasts such as Cheddar TV, Convergent AV, AVNation and Tech Republic. He is a regular presenter and panelist at key industry events including CES, CEDIA, ISE, ISC West, InfoComm, NSCA, CEA, TecHomeX, CABA Forum, Parks CONNECTIONS Summits, the bi-annual Z-Wave Summit, and many more.