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This profile was last updated on 12/8/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

Education

  • BA , International Relations
    Clark University
  • MBA
    Clark University
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Rocket Software Appoints New CIO | Rocket Software
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WALTHAM, MA - Rocket Software (www.rocketsoftware.com) today announced that Jay Leader has joined the company as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Leader will work in the company's world headquarters in Waltham and report to Rocket CEO Andy Youniss.
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Leader is a 29-year veteran of the IT industry, having served in a variety of IT and consulting positions including management roles in network/telecommunications, business systems, and project management. Most notably, Leader served as Chief Information Officer at iRobot and Nypro.
The former Chairman of the Boston Society for Information Management CIO Roundtable, Leader 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.
"I am pleased to welcome Jay to our executive team.
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The experience that Jay brings to the company allows us to grow and service our community at an accelerated pace."
Leader is a graduate of Clark University, Worcester, MA, where he earned a B.A. in International Relations and an MBA.
Jay Leader joined ...
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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.
Jay Leader joined ...
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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.
Jay shares his ...
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Jay shares his secrets on what it takes to be a great leader and CIO and admits that much of what he knows about being a leader was learned through his family, particularly relationships with his father and his children.
Following a highly reviewed presentation at NJ SIM, Jay will join us for an entertaining evening of discussions about effective leadership. Come prepared to challenge your assumptions about team dynamics. Consider in advance your most difficult employees or peer relationships. Jay will use his experiences as CIO and father to provide suggestions that will improve your effectiveness as a leader.
About Our Speaker: Jay Leader - VP of IT and CIO at Rapid7 Jay Leader is Vice President of IT and Chief Information officer at Rapid7, a leader in the development of simple yet innovative Vulnerability Management and Penetration Testing software and tools. Jay, who joined Rapid7 in October of 2012, directs the company's IT development and infrastructure functions. Prior to Rapid7, he was Senior Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at iRobot Corporation, the leader in consumer, industrial and government robotic products and technologies, and he was also the Chief Information Officer at Nypro Inc, a $1.2 billion injection molding and contract manufacturing firm.
Jay is also is the former Chairman of the Boston Society for Information Management (SIM) CIO Roundtable, and was named the 2010 Massachusetts CIO of the Year by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council.
IT executives share their views on private clouds
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"I'm old enough to remember service bureaus on mainframes," Leader said.
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Jay Leader, CIO, iRobot Corp.
"As a provider to the defense industry, we're not putting anything in somebody else's cloud," said Leader, who won a 2010 CIO of the Year award from the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. "Not knowing where their servers are located, … why take the risk?"
Even when pressed to consider the most frequently stated use case for private or public clouds -- software developers can spin up a development environment for a few hours or weeks -- Leader is unswayed.
"It hasn't evolved to the place where, for us, it would be an advantage," Leader said.
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Private cloud proponents point to the benefits of management, automation and orchestration above the virtualized environment, but "I'm always happy to have management tools internally -- and those things are coming," Leader said.
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