Precisely, the global leader in data integrity, today announced the expansion of its executive leadership team with Eric Yau joining as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Craig Zajac as SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary to the Board. The new appointments come two weeks after Precisely launched as the new company formed by Syncsort’s acquisition of the Pitney Bowes software and data business. Precisely has 2,000 employees and 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 90 of the Fortune 100.
“Despite a proliferation of analytics tools, inaccuracies and inconsistencies in data have held organizations back in their digital transformation journeys and made achieving data integrity the next business imperative,” said Josh Rogers, CEO of Precisely. “Eric and Craig bring critical experience and skills to accelerate Precisely’s growth as we help companies put trust in data through our best-in-class data integrity software and data enrichment products.”
Eric Yau, Precisely Chief Operating Officer
Craig Zajac, Precisely General Counsel
Yau is Precisely’s first COO, with responsibility for the company’s full software and data portfolio as well as transformation and integration initiatives. Yau will play an instrumental role in Precisely’s evolution, helping guide the company and product strategy as it expands its leadership position in data integrity.
Yau brings more than 25 years of senior leadership experience, most recently serving as EVP, Software at RMS where he transformed the company from a catastrophe modeling business into the industry-leading insurance risk data and analytics platform. Before RMS, Yau was SVP of Solutions at BMC Software with responsibility for the full $2.2B software portfolio as well as cloud operations and support. Prior to BMC, Yau was VP, Business Intelligence & Performance Management at IBM. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo and holds a degree in Computer Science/Electrical Engineering.
Zajac joins as General Counsel, where he will head the company’s global legal function and oversee its global compliance programs. In this newly created role, Zajac will partner with executive leadership and the Board of Directors to scale Precisely’s legal capabilities in support of its growth strategy in data integrity.
Prior to joining Precisely, Zajac served as SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary for ClickSoftware, which was acquired by Salesforce.com in 2019. Prior to ClickSoftware, Zajac was SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at VCE, which was a joint-venture of EMC, Cisco, VMware, and Intel prior to being acquired in conjunction with Dell’s $67B acquisition of EMC in 2016. Zajac has over 22 years of experience as in-house counsel for both public and privately held technology companies. He is a graduate of Saint Bonaventure University and Duquesne University School of Law.
Precisely is the global leader in data integrity, providing accuracy and consistency in data for 12,000 customers in more than 100 countries, including 90 percent of the Fortune 100. Precisely’s data integration, data quality, location intelligence, and data enrichment products power better business decisions to create better outcomes. Learn more at www.precisely.com.