NEPTUNE, NJ—Marathon Data Systems, a leading provider of Software-as-a Service (SaaS) solutions for the field service and transportation and logistics industries, has appointed Bill Hazard as vice president of engineering. Hazard comes to Marathon from Infragistics, where he led the research, development and quality engineering teams. The former VP of technology brings more than 20 years of experience in creating and managing software teams and solutions. As VP of engineering at Marathon, Hazard will lead Marathon’s R&D and technology teams across all product lines.
“Adding a technology leader of Bill’s caliber to the Marathon Data Systems team during our continued and rapid growth is an opportunity we relish,” says Chris Sullens, Marathon Data Systems’ president and CEO. “Our plans to more than double in size over the next few years create both opportunities and challenges, and our dedication to bringing robust talent on board ensures our development and service levels scale effectively as the business continues to grow.”
“What the Marathon Data team has done to transform a niche pest control business into a leader in cloud-based-technology software shows the caliber of talent here,” says Hazard. “Big data, mobile and cloud-based technologies change at a staggering pace. Marathon helps businesses of all sizes harness these technologies to operate more effectively, and I look forward to lending my expertise to help expand on the sustained growth that drew me here.”
Prior to Infragisticis, Hazard was CTO at Wireless Generation, an educational services and content company dedicated to using information in the classroom for improving education. In addition, he previously served as VP of engineering at Register.com, as well as VP of technology for Kaplan University. Hazard holds a bachelor’s of science degree in computer science, and is the co-founder of the New York City chapter of the International Association of Software Architects.