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 brand awareness.
Previously, at Yahoo, Yecies served as Global General Manager of the Yahoo Mail division. Earlier, Yecies was Vice President of the Netscape browser division at AOL where she was responsible for the development of Netscape 7.0 and the launch of the Netscape browser in 23 languages. Prior to Netscape, she led Latin American sales at Informix Software Corp. in Latin America. Additionally, Yecies served as Director of Marketing Programs for the Asia Pacific Latin America region at Gupta Corporation.
Earlier in her career Yecies worked as an international risk analyst at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation – a division of the Agency for International Development and as a lecturer in International Marketing at Santa Clara University.
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 in International Business Diplomacy. She received her A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Government from Dartmouth and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.She has studied abroad at the London School of Economics and with Dartmouth in Blois, France. Yecies serves on the Board of several community non-profit organizations and has worked as a volunteer medical translator in Guatemala. She has lived in Brazil, France and England, is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and French and loves travelling the world as much as possible with her husband and four children.
- 01/15/09 -techcrunch.com