Chet Pipkin

Chief Executive, Belkin International

Chet Pipkin launched Belkin International in 1983 out of his parent’s garage in Southern California. He manufactured computer cables and sold them to local computer manufacturers and dealers in response to the growing personal computer market in the ’80s. Today, Belkin International has evolved into three global brands: Belkin, WeMo, and Linksys. The Belkin brand focuses on ease of use, while the Linksys brand pioneered wireless connectivity in the home around the globe. The WeMo brand is focused on delivering customizable smart-home experiences.