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Senior Vice President of Informat...

Phone: (617) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Rocket Software Inc
275 Grove Street Suite 3-410
Newton , Massachusetts 02466
United States

Company Description: Rocket Software ( is a global software development firm that builds enterprise products and delivers enterprise solutions in the following...   more

Employment History

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    Rocket Software Inc
  • Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer
    iRobot Corporation
  • Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (Chief Information Officer)
    iRobot Corporation
  • Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
    iRobot Corporation
  • Chief Information Officer
    Nypro Inc.
  • Director for Application Development
    Nypro Inc.
  • Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer (Chief Information Officer)
    Rapid7 LLC
  • Chairman
    Boston Society for Information Management CIO Roundtable
  • Information Technology Management Roles
    Coopers & Lybrand
  • Managing Associate
    Coopers & Lybrand
  • Information Technology Management Positions
    Coopers & Lybrand


  • MBA
    Clark University
  • BA , International Relations
    Clark University
  • B.A. , International Relations
    Clark University
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Jay Leader joined ..., 2 Sept 2014 [cached]
Jay Leader joined Rocket in 2014 as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Most recently he was Vice President of IT and Chief Information Officer at Rapid7. Over his 29 year career Jay has served in a variety of IT and consulting positions including management roles in Network/Telecommunications, Business Systems, and Project Management at companies such as iRobot, Nypro Inc., Data General Corp., and Coopers & Lybrand. He is the former Chairman of the Boston Society for Information Management CIO Roundtable, and was named the 2010 Massachusetts CIO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. He was also named one of Computerworld's 2011 Premier 100 Leaders in IT. Jay is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, MA, where he earned a BA in International Relations and an MBA.
Rapid7 Adds Seasoned Technology Executives to Leadership Team and Board, 12 Dec 2012 [cached]
"Steven, Jay and Michael all bring deep experience with them and we're excited to have them help shape and drive the next stage of Rapid7's growth," said Corey Thomas, chief executive officer and president of Rapid7.
Jay Leader, CIO
Since 2008, Jay was senior vice president and CIO at iRobot Corporation, the world leader in the design and manufacturing of robots and robotic solutions for the consumer and defense markets. Jay has nearly 30 years of experience leading IT organizations at high-growth companies, including as CIO at Nypro, Inc. He also served in IT management roles at Coopers & Lybrand, Groundwater Technology and Data General Corp. He has a BA in Government & International Relations from Clark University, Worcester MA where he also earned his MBA.
iRobot Corporation: Archived Press Releases, 24 Oct 2011 [cached]
BURLINGTON, Mass., Jan. 23, 2008 - iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ: IRBT) today announced Jay Leader has been named vice president of information technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO)... more
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS ..., 23 Jan 2008 [cached]
BURLINGTON, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--iRobot Corp. (NASDAQ:IRBT - News) today announced Jay Leader has been named vice president of information technology (IT) and chief information officer (CIO).Leader will be responsible for the development and execution of iRobot's global IT strategy as well as management of the global IT organization.He will focus on driving the company's technology vision and ensure IT strategy aligns with and supports iRobot's growing global business.Leader will report to iRobot Chief Executive Officer Colin Angle.
"Jay brings to iRobot a proven record of leadership and accomplishment in using advanced information technology to gain a competitive business advantage," Angle said."We believe he will strengthen iRobot's capabilities as we continue to grow our global operations and IT infrastructure.He will be a significant contributor to the future success of the iRobot team."
With more than 23 years of experience, Leader brings to iRobot a background of large-scale IT project development, deployment and management.In his most recent position as CIO of Nypro - a $1.2 billion manufacturing firm - Leader managed IT operations across 66 locations in 18 countries for 15,000 employees.His reorganization efforts and new solution architectures enabled 24/7 support for the company, while significantly reducing costs.
Previously, Leader served as managing associate for Coopers & Lybrand LLP in Burlington, Mass., where he implemented programs that streamlined their clients core insurance processing and financial data warehousing efforts.After Coopers, Leader served as principal for Project Consulting Group in Medway, Mass., eventually moving to serve as director for application development at Nypro.There, Leader's institution of advanced enterprise technologies and management of offshore development relationships earned him the title of CIO in 2005.
Leader has a bachelor's degree in government and international relations, and a master's degree in business administration, from Clark University in Worcester, Mass.
Jay Leader brings nearly 25 ..., 3 June 2012 [cached]
Jay Leader brings nearly 25 years of international IT management experience to iRobot. His expertise includes extensive IT management, strategic planning and financial management, and infrastructure and security management. Prior to joining iRobot, Leader was CIO at Nypro Inc., a $1.2 billion injection molding and contract manufacturing firm with 66 locations in 18 countries. He was responsible for worldwide IT operations, managing support and development organizations in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and China. Earlier in his career, Leader served in IT management positions at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, Groundwater Technology Inc. and Data General Corporation. He holds a bachelor's degree in government and international relations and a master's degree in business administration, both from Clark University.
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