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Zags Builds Executive Team with CMO and CFO

Staff Writer | July 30, 2014

Zags, (formerly Insurance Global Operations), announces the expansion of its executive team with the addition of Yancy Oshita as chief marketing officer (CMO) and Gary Traynor as chief financial officer.  The appointments of the new U.S.-based executives follows Zags’ recent headquarters move from Paris to New York to best serve the company’s global growth strategy.

Since first announcing its North American market expansion in June, 2013, the company has continued its product development, while engaging and implementing the early adopters of its solution, a collaborative insurance administration platform.  With its early market success and validation of the Zags solution, combined with the move to the U.S. and $30 million in new funding, Zags is now putting its corporate structure in place to drive the company’s aggressive marketing and growth plans.

In his role as CMO, Oshita will spearhead the company’s overall go-to-market strategies and initiatives to fuel the company’s growth plans. Oshita’s experience with business intelligence will allow Zags to leverage data and employ strong analytics as key elements of Zags’ value proposition. He brings to Zags over 20 years of software marketing and product management experience.  In addition to founding DemandIT, a consulting firm which specialized in developing and deploying go-to-market strategies and executables for start-up technology companies, Oshita was most recently head of Americas marketing at AppSense, a global provider of unified workspace management solutions. 

Traynor joins Zags with over 20 years of experience as a technology investment banker and executive leader in venture-backed start-up organizations.  Traynor will be responsible for the development and execution of the company’s financial strategy to support the company’s rapid expansion.  Prior to joining Zags he most recently served as CFO at BA Insight, a provider of integrated search technologies. Traynor also served as the COO and CFO of Blue Flame Data, Inc., a provider of enterprise software used in customer preference analysis; and as CFO of Portero, a provider of Internet fulfilment services.  

Commenting on the Oshita and Traynor appointments, Olivier Jaillon, Zags founder and CEO, says, “Both Yancy and Gary come to Zags with a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping young technology companies achieve great success. I look forward to their leadership and contributions as we begin to shake things up in the insurance software industry to demonstrate that there is a better, different way, a collaborative approach in the vendor/insurer relationship as well as a collaborative approach in core insurance administration systems.”

 


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