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DEN Smart Home expands leadership team

August 28, 2023  By  SP&T Staff

Lew Brown

DEN Smart Home recently announced that Lew Brown has assumed the role of president, North America, and Dennis Nijmeijer has joined the company as chief financial officer in the newly created Ankerslot Group.

Brown joins the team with a history of executive experience as a CEO, COO, president, VP of business development, and VP of sales & marketing throughout the consumer technology sectors. In his role, Brown will lead and develop the strategic plan for the company including business and product development initiatives.

“I am energized to be part of the DEN Smart Home team; it is an exciting time for the company as we prepare for our official launch. I believe in the unique solution that the DEN SmartStrike offers to the market and our team is looking forward to connecting with attendees at CEDIA Expo to showcase how the DEN SmartStrike fits into their product portfolio,” said Brown in a statement.

Dennis Nijmeijer

Joining as both a co-owner and CFO of the parent company, Ankerslot Group, Nijmeijer has over two decades of finance experience most recently as a finance director at HSF Logistics. Robert Boensma, CTO and one of DEN’s first hires, has also been named as a minority owner in DEN Smart Home.


“Rounding out our executive leadership team was an important step forward,” said Marijn van der Wal, founder and CEO of Ankerslot Group and its wholly owned business unit, DEN Smart Home. “Having a highly talented team that is committed to our company goals will take DEN Smart Home to the next level. Between Lew’s incredibly successful track record of bringing new products to market and Dennis’ financial acumen DEN Smart Home is poised for exciting growth ahead.”

Related: DEN launches a dealer program at ISC West.

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