Laura Yecies is the CEO of SyncThink, a neurotechnology company with foundational IP in eye tracking. A Silicon Valley veteran, she has successfully led multiple startups and top brands.
Yecies was previously the CEO of two venture-backed startups. As CEO of SugarSync, she led the company for four years through an aggressive business and product growth phase growing from zero to $25M in revenue and signed several strategic partnerships leading to significant valuation increases. SugarSync was later acquired by J2Global. She joined the Catch.com team as acting CEO to help develop the company’s business model, where they expanded the product footprint and built strategic alliances, before successfully selling the company to Apple in 2013.
For the six years after leaving Informix, she was the 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. After leaving NetScape, she joined Yahoo where she served as the Global General Manager for the Yahoo Mail division. Following her time at Yahoo, Yecies was the VP of Marketing at Check Point Software where she served for three years. Prior to the aforementioned, Yecies led marketing programs and Latin American sales at Informix Software Corp for six years.
Yecies received her MBA from Harvard and an MSFS from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service. She received her A.B. Magna Cum Laude in Government from Dartmouth.
She’s been the recipient of many awards such as the 2011 Gold Medal and 2012 Silver Medal for Female Executive of the Year for the Stevie Award for Women in Business, the Inc. 500 — Top Female CEO of 2012, and was a previous U.S. Department of State TechWoman Mentor.