Who Will Jeremy Burkhardt Buy? Who SHOULD he Buy?
Jeremy Burkhardt, the former SpeakerCraft president who is suing his former employers, says he is planning to buy a company in this space. Can you guess who it is?
Former SpeakerCraft owner and president Jeremy Burkhardt has sued his former employers SpeakerCraft and Nortek over a non-compete agreement he signed in 2003 when Nortek bought his company.
He says he’s itching to get back into the industry but Nortek is threatening to sue if he does.
On facebook yesterday he posted, “I hope to tell you about the company we are buying real soon.”
Presumably it’s an audio-related company or something else in the home technology arena, or he probably wouldn’t care about the non-compete.
So ... what company do you think Jeremy is trying to buy? And what company do you think he should buy?
Julie Jacobson, recipient of the 2014 CEA TechHome Leadership Award, is co-founder of EH Publishing, producer of CE Pro, Electronic House, Commercial Integrator, Security Sales and other leading technology publications. She currently spends most of her time writing for CE Pro in the areas of home automation, security, networked A/V and the business of home systems integration. Julie majored in Economics at the University of Michigan, spent a year abroad at Cambridge University, earned an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin, and has never taken a journalism class in her life. She's a washed-up Ultimate Frisbee player currently residing in Carlsbad, Calif. Email Julie at [email protected]
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