About Arcules
Created to reinvent the video monitoring industry with video cloud IoT solutions to better optimize business decisions as well as make the world a safer place.
Our Mission

Headquartered in Irvine, California, Arcules is a Canon
Company that delivers the next generation of cloud-based video surveillance, access control and video analytics – all in one unified, intuitive platform..

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Incubation unit formed within Milestone Systems


Canon purchases Milestone Systems


Arcus spins off from Milestone


Arcus becomes Arcules, a Canon company

Arcules Leadership Team

The Arcules leadership team represents many years of experience
Arcules CEO Andreas Pettersson

Andreas Pettersson

Chief Executive Officer

As Arcules CEO, Andreas Pettersson is leading the Arcules team in reinventing traditional video monitoring for modern enterprises. Since the company’s formation in 2017, Arcules has introduced an award-winning integrated video surveillance service that brings together video data, access control and analytics into one unified platform. In 2019, the Arcules Integrated Video Cloud Service received the SIA New Product Showcase award for cloud solutions. Prior to becoming CEO, Andreas was Chief Technology Officer.

Andreas is an executive leader with more than 10 years of international business development, engineering and product management leadership experience. Andreas joined Milestone Systems in 2010 and held Product Manager and VP of Professional Products positions before joining Incubation & Ventures at the end of 2012. In 2014, he relocated to Silicon Valley. As U.S. Director for Product Management & Marketing, he created teams within the fields of hardware and software engineering, user experience, and business development.

MS in Computer Science and Engineering | MBA, Industrial Management and Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden | Executive management programs at Stanford, CA

Arcules CFO Steve Shaw

Steve Shaw

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO, Steve is charged with leading the financial, legal and risk direction of the company, ensuring the strategic infrastructure, system, and processes are in place to facilitate growth as well as manage the compliance and reporting requirements of the organization.

Steve has over 20 years of experience leading small- to mid-sized companies through their growth cycle from early revenue through profitability and beyond. His experience in technology SaaS companies includes both private and public companies coupled with numerous ownership structures. Helping business leaders address operational challenges through strategic process, financial planning & analysis, and risk mitigation is a passion. Steve has completed multiple buy and sell-side M&A transactions throughout his tenure at numerous companies. Additionally, Steve holds a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) designation.

BS in Business Administration from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona with an emphasis in Finance, Real Estate, & Law.

Arcules CTO Jeff Kunzelman

Jeff Kunzelman

Chief Technology Officer

As CTO, Jeff Kunzelman drives the end-to-end product vision and technology development for establishing Arcules as the premier Video Could IoT service for enterprise companies.

Jeff is an technology and product executive with over 25 years of experience building companies, teams, and technologies. Jeff has been the architect for Phoenix BIOS, an early development leader at Yahoo!, and CTO at both consumer and SaaS startups. He has had two exits as an entrepreneur.

He is passionate about growing and equipping developers, and creating cohesive cross-functional teams to drive ownership and maximize velocity. When he’s not leading, he’s coding, and when he’s not coding, he’s 3D printing, mountain biking, or trying out a kickstarter product.

BS in Computer Science, University of California Riverside
M&S (Muscles & Scars), from many startups

Arcules CRO - Nigel Waterton

Nigel Waterton

Chief Revenue Officer

Nigel Waterton leads the sales and marketing efforts for Arcules as Chief Revenue Officer. calling on his 22 years of experience building and managing large, high-growth technology organizations.

Waterton joined Arcules from Aronson Security Group, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development and led a cross-disciplinary team within the company as well as with ASG’s strategic partners to identify the key areas of optimization and innovation needed to deliver value to clients. Over the course of his career, he has held a variety of senior-level sales and leadership roles with well-known brands, including Protection One and RFI Security. Waterton is recognized as an industry leader, has been quoted in numerous print and online publications and has sat on multiple industry councils and advisory boards.

Arcules Sakura Mizuno Head of Site Reliability Engineering

Sakura Mizuno

Head of Site Reliability Engineering

As Head of SRE, Sakura Mizuno leads Arcules’ SRE team with laser-focused vision to enable velocity and scalability in Arcules’ products and service delivery chain while maintaining reliability and end-to-end security.

Sakura is an accomplished technology leader with years of experience in all facets of cloud native engineering and scalable systems, as well as being well-versed in cloud solutions from the Google Cloud Platform, AWS and Azure. Prior to Arcules, Sakura has spent over fifteen years with The Capital Group Companies, where she led architecture and platform engineering teams in the adoption of a hybrid multi-cloud strategy and DevSecOps culture.

She is passionate about building high-performance teams to manage, automate, and streamline complex engineering designs. When she is not leading, tinkering with IOT automation projects, she is in the kitchen, designing and experimenting with new recipes for family and friends.

Arcules Morten Bach Sommer Senior Principal Engineer

Morten Bach Sommer

Senior Principal Engineer

As a principal engineer and architect, Morten Sommer leads development of cloud based video and IoT solutions. He is passionate about creating innovative integrated solutions for enterprise customers.

Morten was one of the original developers of the Milestone XProtect Corporate VMS and has more than 15 years of experience in the security industry. He joined Milestone Systems in Denmark in 2002 where he has held various engineering and management positions. In 2007 he joined a startup and headed up development of a cloud based service for sharing online publications. After returning to Milestone Systems in 2009 he has led several technology development and research initiatives and has been running technology adoption programs for partner engagement. In 2018 he relocated to Orange County, CA to join the Arcules team. When he is not innovating he enjoys sunny California with his family on hikes, mountain bike rides and the occasional round of golf.

MS in Engineering, Technical University of Denmark
PhD in Applied Mathematics, Technical University of Denmark

Arcules Mick Gow Principal User Experience Product Manager

Mick Gow

Principal User Experience Designer

As Principal UX Design Lead, owns the user experience for Arcules. He translates company vision and product requirements into product experiences our customers love to use across our entire platform.

Mick has helped several SaaS companies transition from on-prem software to cloud platforms across multiple industries. His background has taught him the craft of design where he has lead teams in Top 10 global design agencies, global consulting companies, startups and large corporations. Notably he helped define early experiences that transitioned Microsoft’s Office team into Office 365.

He’s passionate about creation. In his spare time he creates stunning landscape photography, geeks out with the latest camera technology, and embraces life like a juicy watermelon.

Arcules Ben Rowe Cloud and Security Architect

Benjamin Rowe

Cloud and Security Architect

Ben Rowe is the Cloud and Security Architect at Arcules. In this role, he leads the development of Video Cloud IoT technologies for enterprise customers. With over a decade of experience in engineering, Ben specializes in bringing secure, stable and scalable systems to market. His vast knowledge and skills include researching, designing and implementing systems in a variety of verticals from Entertainment to Agriculture.
Arcules Stephanie Hammerwold

Stephanie Hammerwold

Director of Human Resources

Stephanie got her start at Arcules as an HR consultant during the company’s first month. The company’s commitment to building a strong workplace culture that creates an environment where employees can take risks and innovate is what kept her coming back and eventually ending up as the Director of Human Resources. Stephanie has over 15 years of HR experience, including previous work in grocery, small business consulting, manufacturing and distribution. During her HR career, she has overseen hiring and onboarding for new grocery stores, helped to open a new distribution center for a vitamin company and ran her own consulting business. Her HR writing has appeared on several sites, including Workology, The HR Gazette, HR Writer and TalentCulture.

Stephanie also has a nonprofit background and founded an all-volunteer nonprofit to advocate for fair chance hiring policies and to help the formerly incarcerated get back to work. She maintains a strong commitment to community organizing and has served on the Orange County Re-Entry Partnership advisory committee and volunteered with other local organizations. When she is not working at Arcules or in her community, she enjoys reading, baking, hiking and road tripping.

BA in English, California Lutheran University
MA in Women’s Studies, San Diego State University

Morgan Prakash, Director of Product Management

Morgan Prakash

Director of Product Management

As Director of Product Management at Arcules, Morgan leads the product team and is responsible for advancing the product strategy in alignment with the company’s vision. He brings extensive experience as a proven leader in the technology space to help build and grow the product. He is passionate about using a data- and customer-centric approach in solving problems to create products that make a difference.

Prior to Arcules, Morgan held a variety of leadership positions at technology companies, including Vice President of Product at Raintree Systems, a provider of practice management solutions and founder of iChartsMD, a healthcare technology company that provided electronic medical records and hospital information systems. Morgan was also the Senior Product Manager at Kareo, a healthcare technology company for independent practices where he was responsible for their billing services product strategy, as well as held engineering roles at Fox and Disney.

When he isn’t working, Morgan enjoys running outdoors, traveling, watching basketball games and spending time with his family in sunny Southern California.

Bruce Nisbet, Director of Sales

Bruce Nisbet

Director of Sales, North America

As Director of Sales for North America, Bruce Nisbet works with the Arcules sales team to strengthen the company’s channel program, execute its go-to-market strategy and lead regional sales leaders toward new opportunities to create revenue.

Bruce has almost 30 years of experience executing successful business development initiatives for solutions and services across the IP surveillance, IoT and video management markets. He’s held senior-level sales and leadership roles at Hanwha Techwin, 3VR, Schneider Electric and Pelco, and brings his in-depth knowledge of business development to the next phase of Arcules’ growth.

He is passionate about bringing video-based security and business intelligence to a broad range of customers with cloud-based video capabilities, taking a customer-centric approach to growth and delivery of next-level solutions.

Michael Hygild, Director of Sales, EMEA

Michael Hygild

Director of Sales, EMEA

With extensive experience in video surveillance sales strategy and strong networks across Europe, Michael Hygild is responsible for leading strategic sales initiatives, including channel programs, within Europe. Hygild joined Arcules from Hikvision, where he managed the Hikvision Europe — Nordic business unit, focusing on rapidly expanding the company’s reach and growth strategies in its early stage.

He was also instrumental in developing security departments for both a European IT distributor and solutions provider, offering significant experience driving business from all points in the supply chain. As Director of Sales, EMEA, he helps drive the company’s go-to-market strategy while identifying new revenue streams for the delivery of cloud-based services designed specifically for video surveillance and security use cases.

In 2020, he was selected as one of four finalists for Sales Excellence of the Year by Business Denmark and TACK International, awarded to sales leaders who have achieved high levels of sales expertise and execution across Denmark.