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Ramona Pierson steps down as chief executive officer and director

Palo Alto, CA — June 22, 2017 — Declara today announced that its board of directors has appointed Zachary (Zak) Zielezinski as Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors for the company. Zak was most recently Vice President of Business Development for Declara and has been with the company since 2013. 

In addition, Debra Chrapaty has moved to the role of chairman of the board of directors.  These appointments are effective immediately and follow the decision that Ramona Pierson step down as chief executive officer and director of the company.   

“We are fortunate to have Zak Zielezinski step up to lead Declara forward,” said Debra Chrapaty, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Declara.  “Zak has demonstrated his capabilities and leadership across multiple roles and has been critical to the success of the company at every turn.  Zak is an exceptional entrepreneur with a proven track record of execution and deep educational technology experiences across global learning and education markets.  He is a strong communicators who is customer focused and has been highly influential in the development of our products at Declara.  I am excited to announce that Zak will take over as our new CEO.”

Zielezinski said, “I am honored and excited the lead Declara into this next chapter.  We have an incredible team who has built an amazing product that is loved by our customers and highly differentiated in the market.  The opportunity ahead for Declara is substantial and I look forward to continuing to serve our customers and team while accelerating growth and enhancing our capabilities as we move forward.”

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