Zonar Systems has hired Ian McKerlich as its chief strategy officer, the transportation technology company has announced.

McKerlich will be responsible for driving Zonar's corporate strategy and product delivery. He brings a strong track record in technology-based growth businesses including mobile and platform solutions to Zonar, according to the company.

"Zonar is in a mode of hyper-growth," said Brett Brinton, Zonar's co-founder and CEO. "Ian is a technology visionary, but understands the importance of meaningful, impactful innovation."

McKerlich will work closely with Zonar’s customers and partners to understand their business demands and align Zonar’s product development strategy to meet their needs now and in the future. McKerlich has deep expertise in the analytics and mobile industries and over 20 years' experience in leadership roles across a range of growth and technology companies, according to Zonar.

Prior to joining Zonar, McKerlich was vice president of product at RootMetrics, the global leader in network performance management and analytics. In that role, he was responsible for strategy and product development.

Before RootMetrics, McKerlich served as vice president of product management at T-Mobile and was responsible for services and apps. Earlier in his career, McKerlich was a consultant with McKinsey and Company and a general manager at RealNetworks.