Zonar Names Ian McKerlich Chief Strategy Officer

SEATTLE, WA – The transportation technology company Zonar has hired Ian McKerlich as its chief strategy officer, responsible for developing corporate strategy and product delivery. 

According to the company, he has deep expertise in the analytics and mobile industries and over 20 years experience in leadership roles across a range of growth and technology companies.

“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 of Zonar Systems. “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.”

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, according to the company.

Prior to joining Zonar, McKerlich was vice president of product at RootMetrics, a provider of network performance management and analytics. In that role, he was responsible for strategy and product development.

Before then, McKerlich was vice president of product management at T-Mobile and was responsible for services and apps. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant with McKinsey and Co. and a general manager at RealNetworks.

McKerlich earned an MBA from Harvard and a degree in electrical engineering from the University of British Columbia.


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