Laura Yecies (Chief Executive Officer)
Laura is a consumer software and Internet services industry veteran with two decades of experience leading top consumer brands such as ZoneAlarm, Yahoo and Netscape.
Yecies joined SugarSync in Q4 2008 to expand the company and initiate an aggressive business and product growth phase. Most recently, Yecies was General Manager of the ZoneAlarm consumer and small business division at Check Point Software, responsible for all facets of business development, marketing, sales, and product. She led key initiatives to drive ZoneAlarm’s technology vision and significantly increase revenue & brand awareness. Previously, at Yahoo, Yecies served as General Manager of the Yahoo Mail division. Earlier, Yecies was Vice President of the Netscape browser division at AOL. Prior to Netscape, she was charged with developing & leading the market entry strategy for Informix Software Corp. in Latin America. Additionally, Yecies served as Director of Marketing for Asia Pacific & Latin America at Gupta Corporation.
Yecies received her M.B.A. from Harvard, plus an M.S.F.S. from Georgetown School of Foreign Service where she graduated with honors. She received her A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Government from Dartmouth and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She has been on staff as a lecturer for International Marketing at Santa Clara University, and serves on the Board of several community non-profit organizations. She has lived in Brazil, England and France and is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French.
Laura blogs on the cloud, women in technology and other topics at www.thekitchensync.co