VIEVU designs, develops, manufactures and markets wearable video cameras for both law enforcement and private professionals worldwide. VIEVU has distributed its products throughout the United States as well as in 16 International Countries. VIEVU LE3 cameras come with VERIPATROL secure video file management software, which secures the authenticity of video files and documents for later use in court. VIEVU markets its products using a sales network of inside and outside sales staff, domestic dealers and international distributors. VIEVU LLC was founded in 2007 and is based in Seattle, WA USA.
Steve Ward (CEO and Founder)
Steve is the President and founder of VIEVU, a manufacturer of wearable video camera systems for law enforcement and private professionals. His company revolutionizes the way police agencies keep evidence of their daily work and experiences. The liability present in law enforcement actions creates the need for officers, and administrators, to have protection from any unfounded complaint that may arise. The new technology also provides indisputable evidence for later use in the prosecution of criminal cases. As this technology migrates to the private sector, there will be a substantial growth of body worn video cameras used by professionals in industries requiring similar liability protection as law enforcement.
Prior to creating VIEVU, Steve was the Vice President of Marketing and International Sales for Taser International. Steve spent the first 13 years of his working career with the Seattle Police Department including 6 years on the SWAT team. During his police career, Steve testified before the WA State legislature, authored numerous studies and articles on non-lethal weapons policies and practices, and completed a review on non-lethal weapons policy for the National Institute of Justice.
Steve has an MBA from the Edinburgh Business School, a Certificate from the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business, and a B.S. from the University of Oregon.
Steve Lovell (President)
Steve is the President for VIEVU. His focus is to provide public safety with sound innovative tools and suitable technology solutions that support Law enforcement with their efforts in solving crime, gathering data, and increase safety for officers and the community.
Steve grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area before joining the United States Marines Corps. After his military service he was hired by the Oakland Police Department in California. He retired with the rank of Sergeant after approximately 20 years of experience. His law enforcement duties included patrol officer, motor officer, SWAT team member, patrol supervisor, criminal investigator and an academy instructor.
After leaving law enforcement, Steve was hired by Integrian, an in-car video manufacturer, as a Channel Manager to Motorola, General Dynamics, and Dell computer. He later became the Director of Sales when the company was acquired and managed the National Sales Team. Additional positions include Strategic Sales at Decatur Electronics and Raytheon Channel Manager for ICOP Digital.
Currently Steve lives in the Raleigh-Durham area of North Carolina with his wife and three sons.
Jason Wine (Vice President of Engineering & Technology)
Jason is the Vice President of Engineering and Technology for VIEVU. Jason comes to VIEVU from Liberty Mutual Insurance where he served in several capacities including IT Support Analyst, Sr. Business Analyst and Manager of Corporate Security Systems. During his career, Jason gained extensive experience in desktop support, programming and design, and the administration of servers, PBXs and networks. He has developed high-level enterprise security and infrastructure management systems. Jason has worked with law enforcement entities, including the FBI, in an investigatory capacity by culling forensic and electronic case evidence.
Jason received a B.S. from the University of Washington and holds several IT related certifications from Microsoft and CompTIA.
Joe Pioli (Director of Sales - Law Enforcement)
Joe is the Director of Sales for National and International Markets for Law Enforcement. Joe joins VIEVU after a distinguished career as a police officer in the State of Washington for over 24 years. Joe spent the last 20 of those years with the Seattle Police Department including 15 years on the department’s SWAT Team and is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
Joe started at VIEVU as a Regional Sales Manager. He progressed to International Sales Manager and was finally promoted to Director after retirement from Law Enforcement.
Joe was born and raised in Seattle and now lives in Arizona.