Cardinal Peak Names Mark Carrington CEO

LAFAYETTE, Colo. — Cardinal Peak, an engineering services firm that helps customers design and bring Internet of Things and video/audio products to market, today announced the company has appointed Mark Carrington as chief executive officer, effective immediately. Howdy Pierce, Cardinal Peak’s co-founder and current CEO will continue to serve as chairman.

Carrington, who joined Cardinal Peak six months ago as president, is a seasoned Silicon Valley executive who brings a wealth of relevant experience in finding solutions for customers and building successful teams to Cardinal Peak. Beginning his career at IBM, Carrington spent more than a decade in various sales and sales management positions before moving on to hold senior leadership positions at DiviCom, Network Physics, Kontiki and Harmonic. Most recently, he was vice president of worldwide sales at Magnum Semiconductor which was recently acquired by GigPeak.

“Mark has very clearly demonstrated he has the vision and leadership skills to take Cardinal Peak to the next level,” Pierce said. “Mike Perkins and I have known Mark for more than 20 years, and he has a track record of strong leadership. He’s uniquely qualified to lead Cardinal Peak into the future.”

“I am honored, grateful and incredibly excited for the opportunity to lead this extraordinary organization of inventive, devoted and talented professionals,” Carrington said. “We intend to continue Cardinal Peak’s track record of success in bringing enhanced focus, greater speed of deployment, improved cost efficiencies, a greater breadth of experience and high-quality results to our clients developing complex systems under aggressive schedules.”

In his new role as chairman, Pierce will continue to be active at the company, with a focus on long-term strategy.

Cardinal Peak was founded in 2002 by Pierce and Perkins. The company supports a wide range of companies, from Fortune 500 category leaders and large technology companies to emerging growth and innovative start-up organizations.

About Cardinal Peak

Cardinal Peak offers engineering design services for Internet of Things (IoT) and Audio & Video products. Focused on increasing our clients’ engineering ROI, Cardinal Peak helps bring embedded products and mobile apps to market in the fastest and most reliable way. Our staff of knowledgeable engineers brings more than 1,000 combined years of experience to our clients’ projects, with deep expertise in digital media processing, app development and embedded hardware and software engineering. Cardinal Peak is based in Lafayette, Colo., and can be found online at