Latch makes operational changes to enable continued growth

March 29, 2022 at 7:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Latch, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTCH), maker of LatchOS, the full-building enterprise software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, today announced organizational changes to its leadership team. After more than three high-growth years, Garth Mitchell is transitioning out of the Company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Mitchell's last day will be May 10. Effective immediately, Barry Schaeffer will assume Mr. Mitchell’s duties as interim Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Mitchell will provide advisory services to the Company to facilitate a smooth transition of his duties to Mr. Schaeffer. The Company has already begun a search process for a new CFO to support Latch’s continued growth.

Mr. Schaeffer joined Latch as Senior Vice President, Finance in August 2021. He has led the FP&A and operations finance teams at Latch. Mr. Schaeffer has been responsible for all financial planning, partnering with IR on guidance, metrics, and KPI reporting, and driving operational excellence in the Company’s software and hardware business lines.

Junji Nakamura will also assume a new role as Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Nakamura joined Latch in April 2020 and most recently served as Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller. He played an instrumental role in our successful IPO last year and has been responsible for the Company’s accounting operations, shared services, tax, SEC reporting, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

“I am thankful to have been part of this team and will be cheering for Latch’s continued success. Latch remains extremely well positioned to drive sustainable long-term growth in the accelerating multifamily technology market,” said Mr. Mitchell.

As part of this operational evolution, Ali Hussain's duties are also shifting. Mr. Hussain will retain his title as Chief Operating Officer but will be stepping down as an executive officer and principal operating officer. This change will enable him to focus his efforts on special projects and strategic initiatives across the Company at this important inflection point.

“These changes are an important part of this next phase of our growth. I am extremely grateful to have worked with Ali and Garth in their roles, as they helped lead impressive year-over-year revenue and team growth during their tenures, including building a world-class finance organization led by Barry Schaeffer, Latch’s new interim CFO, and Junji Nakamura, Latch’s new Chief Accounting Officer. We look forward to continuing to deliver amazing experiences for our customers and increasing value for our shareholders through these changes,” said Luke Schoenfelder, Latch’s CEO and Co-Founder.

About Latch, Inc.

Latch makes spaces better places to live, work, and visit through a system of software, devices, and services. More than one in ten new apartments in the U.S. are currently being built with Latch products, serving customers in more than 43 states through its flagship full-building operating system, LatchOS. For more information, please visit


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