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Evolv Technology Announces Appointment of Chief Commercial Officer

– Company Welcomes World-Class Go-To-Market Executive to Scale its Customer Facing Operations –

Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV), the leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening, today announced the appointment of Jay Muelhoefer to serve as Chief Commercial Officer, effective October 12, 2023.

Mr. Muelhoefer will assume global responsibility for the Company’s Sales, Marketing, Alliances, Channels, and Customer Success teams to help expand brand awareness, drive revenue growth globally, and ensure exceptional customer experiences. Mr. Muelhoefer joins the Company from Kinaxis (TSX: KXS), a leading SaaS-based supply chain management applications provider focused on planning and execution for digital transformation, sustainability, and resiliency using AI and advanced analytics, where he has served as Chief Marketing Officer, spearheading significant growth since 2018.

"We’re excited to welcome Jay to the executive management team," said Mr. Peter George, President and Chief Executive Officer of Evolv Technology. "Jay has had a highly accomplished 30-year sales and marketing career across the SaaS, AI, big data and analytics markets. We believe his experience scaling the global go-to-market functions for category leading technology companies will be critically important as we prepare for the next stage of our growth."

"I'm thrilled to be joining Evolv Technology, a leader in AI-based weapons detection security screening," said Mr. Muelhoefer, Chief Commercial Officer of Evolv Technology. "Evolv is leading the creation of a new market category with a rapidly growing customer base across education, healthcare, professional sports, tourist attractions and industrial workplaces. Evolv’s focus on innovation, security leadership and exceptional customer experience combined with a very positive culture attracted me to be part of its mission to help make everywhere safer.”

Prior to joining Kinaxis, Mr. Muelhoefer served as Chief Marketing Officer at Intralinks (NYSE: IL), a global provider of enterprise SaaS solutions for secure content sharing, collaboration, and work lifecycle management. Before that, he spent two years at IBM (NYSE: IBM) where he served as Global Executive Director and led global go-to market efforts for Software Defined Data Center initiatives spanning analytics, big data, high performance computing, and cloud technologies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Muelhoefer held various executive leadership roles spanning sales, channel, marketing, strategy and general management at Platform Computing (acquired by IBM), PTC (NYSE: PTC) and Booz Allen Hamilton (NYSE:BAH). Mr. Muelhoefer earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and holds both a Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Muelhoefer will be based in the Company’s corporate headquarters in Waltham, Massachusetts.

About Evolv Technology

Evolv Technology (NASDAQ: EVLV) is transforming human security to make a safer, faster, and better experience for the world’s most iconic venues and companies as well as schools, hospitals, and public spaces, using industry leading artificial intelligence (AI)-powered weapons detection and analytics. Its mission is to transform security to create a safer world to work, learn, and play. Evolv has digitally transformed the gateways in places where people gather by enabling seamless integration combined with powerful analytics and insights. Evolv’s advanced systems have scanned more than 750 million people, second only to the Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) in the United States. Evolv has been awarded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) SAFETY Act Designation as a Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology (QATT) as well as the Security Industry Association (SIA) New Products and Solutions (NPS) Award in the Law Enforcement/Public Safety/Guarding Systems category. Evolv Technology®, Evolv Express®, Evolv Insights®, and Evolv Cortex AI® are registered trademarks of Evolv Technologies, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. For more information, visit

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