PRESS RELEASE: DAVE MARTELON JOINS ZEN PLANNER AS CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER
DENVER, CO June 10, 2014 — Zen Planner, an all-in-one software solution for fitness business owners, today announces that Dave Martelon will serve as the company’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Dave will lead Zen Planner’s engineering team, including technology strategy and development as the company continues its aggressive growth trajectory.
“Dave’s experience as a leader and technology visionary is exactly what Zen Planner needs at this point in time,” said Jeff Gardner, CEO of Zen Planner. “His expertise, energy and strong entrepreneurial spirit will have a significant impact on Zen Planner as we continue to enable fitness business owners to focus on their passions and grow their businesses.”
A veteran of the software industry, Dave has more than 15 years experience leading, developing and executing successful technology initiatives. He most recently served as VP of Engineering for Dice Holdings, the leading provider for online niche job boards, where he was responsible for providing a next-generation platform to consolidate the product offering across multiple brands, advancing mobility, and allowing the company to approach much needed innovations. Prior to his tenure at Dice, Dave was Chief Information Officer at ESM Software.
Dave’s background is rooted in entrepreneurial experience. He was instrumental in the early stages for multiple venture-backed and privately held start-ups, in fact, he co-founded Solaquillo, a company targeting ingenuity in the renewable energy space.
Dave earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Purdue University and has been passionate about the transformational capabilities of technology from the start.
He is the latest executive to be hired at Zen Planner and joins Brian Lucyk, Chief Operating Officer, and Michelle Burrows, VP of Marketing, who were hired in January, 2014.