Zonar appoints new chief strategy officer

Zonar announced that Ian McKerlich has joined the company as chief strategy officer.

As CSO, McKerlich will be responsible for driving Zonar’s corporate strategy and product delivery. According to the company, McKerlich brings a strong track record in technology-based growth businesses including mobile and platform solutions to Zonar. McKerlich will work closely with Zonar’s customers and partners to understand their business demands and align Zonar’s product development strategy to meet their needs now and in the future.

“Zonar is in a mode of hyper-growth. Ian’s wealth of expertise in mobile, product and business strategy is exactly what we need to help drive our company to the next level,” said Brett Brinton, co-founder and CEO. “Ian is a technology visionary, but understands the importance of meaningful, impactful innovation. Ian is the perfect fit to apply innovation to catalyze what our customers are able to achieve with Zonar technology.”

“Since before the term ‘Internet of things’ was invented, the Zonar team was combining technology and mobility to create connected intelligence solutions to help transportation companies operate more safely and efficiently – making our roads safer and helping Zonar customers save time and money,” McKerlich said. “I’m excited to be part of the team at Zonar and help in its next phase of growth.”

Prior to joining Zonar, McKerlich was vice president of product at RootMetrics. In that role, he was responsible for strategy and product development. Before RootMetrics, McKerlich was vice president of product management at T-Mobile and was responsible for services and apps. Earlier in his career, McKerlich was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and a general manager at RealNetworks.

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