Helen Greiner, CTO


Helen Greiner commands a presence in the field of robotics. Co-founding iRobot (NASDAQ:IRBT) in 1990, Ms. Greiner served as President until 2004 and Chairman until 2008. During her tenure, Ms. Greiner guided iRobot into its position as a global leader with the release of the Roomba™, the PackBot™ and SUGV military robots. She built a culture of practical innovation and delivery that led to the deployment of 6,000 PackBots with our troops. In addition, Ms. Greiner headed up iRobot’s financing projects, raising $35M in venture capital for a $75M initial public offering. Greiner holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Accolades


  • One of America’s Best Leaders, named by the Kennedy School at Harvard in conjunction with the U.S. News and World Report
  • “Innovator for the Next Century” by Review Magazine
  • Global Leader of Tomorrow and Young Global Leader by the World Economic forum
  • Received prestigious Pioneer Award from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI)
  • DEMO God Award and DEMO Lifetime Achievement Award
  • New England Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst and Young
  • Inducted into the Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame

Distinctions


  • A Trustee of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Boston Museum of Science (MOS)
  • On the Board of Visitors of the Army War College (AWC) and Army Science Board (ASB)
  • Served as the elected President and Board Member of the Robotics Technology Consortium (RTC)
  • A Trustee of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)