Yaakov is a Senior Executive with 30+ years of software engineering and management experience in both large corporate and small business environments. He is an innovative leader with proven experience in building motivated results-oriented teams across multiple locations and geographies. Yaakov champions new ways of thinking and is a role model for continuous improvement, he encourages and rewards smart risk taking. His technical expertise includes areas such as mobile development, cloud computing, data analytics and desktop applications as well as other evolving technologies. Yaakov possesses exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and a style that is both open and respectful; effective with executives, customers, direct line employees and cross-organization teams.
Before joining Tangoe, Yaakov was the Senior Vice President of Software Engineering at Pitney Bowes. As the domain leader of the PB Software Solutions Innovation team partnering with Bob Guidotti and his executive team, Yaakov was responsible for the entire Pitney Bowes Software product portfolio, which included the Location Intelligence, Customer Information Management, Customer Engagement Solutions and Data teams. The team was composed of over 600 technical resources spanning the globe with teams in India, UK, Poland and the US. Prior to this role at Pitney Bowes, Yaakov held a similar position with responsibility limited to the CES Line of Business. Yaakov also lead the Mobile Center of Excellence.
Prior to Pitney Bowes, Yaakov spent 18 years at CA Technologies where he held a series of progressively strategic positions culminating as leader of a global software engineering organization of 500+ charged with delivering innovative products for the CA Intellicenter portfolio – a strategic engine for businesses in the application economy that enable CIOs and IT leaders to provide value to their organizations.
In a prior role at CA Technologies as Chief Architect and Distinguished Engineer, Yaakov led a team of six senior architects driving technical architecture for the Business Service Optimization business unit comprised of dozens of products and over 1,500 Software Developers and Product Managers. His team designed a common architecture and tech stacks across products that involved multi-tenancy, database schema, common object definitions and reporting tools.
Yaakov holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics and Computer Science from Touro College in NYC where he graduated summa cum laude.
Yaakov currently resides in Spring Valley, NY with his wife of 35 years, but without their six children who have all married and started families of their own. In his spare time, Yaakov studies Bible, Jewish Law & Philosophy and is a locally noted lecturer.