ezyVet, a global company specializing in cloud based, Veterinary Practice Management Software (VPMS), has bolstered its board of directors with the appointment of a new, US based independent chairman, Craig Elliott, former Apple executive and founder of Packeteer Networks.
“We have brought in someone of Craig’s caliber to chair our governance layer and help us continue to scale safely and smartly, “said Hadleigh Bognuda, ezyVet CEO and founder. “We want to stay focused on ensuring our Veterinary customers are at the forefront of new disruptive technology and can continue to offer world-class, clinically focused, patient care.”
Craig began his career in Silicon Valley at Apple Computer. He then co-founded IT networking company Packeteer as CEO, taking it from a three-person start-up to being listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange with a value of over $2 billion. Craig also co-founded Pertino Networks, a cloud-based connectivity company. In New Zealand, he helped start Kiwi Landing Pad in San Francisco, created “Winternz” a program to bring young Kiwi computer science students to the Silicon Valley for an internship, and has been a long-standing strategic adviser to New Zealand Trade and Enterprise. He has also held long term board positions with New Zealand success stories Magic Memories and Xero. With a degree in animal science and microbiology and a love for New Zealand, and his permanent residency, ezyVet couldn’t have found a better fit.
“ezyVet is leading the revolution in the fast-growing animal health business,” said Craig. “It was clear that this market was badly in need of next generation, cloud-based solutions and ezyVet is leading the way globally. After spending 30 years in Silicon Valley, finding a world class company that combines my love for animal health and technology was an incredible find. I couldn’t be more excited to help ezyVet continue to scale their business and take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity.”
Craig has been brought on to help grow and recruit ezyVet’s Board further. Bognuda adds “We are honored to have Craig join our Board. He has a good grounding of the animal health space as well as tech start-up experience, particularly for companies in their high growth phase with a global focus. It is a privilege to have someone like Craig backing our vision and joining us on our journey.”
With customers located across six continents, international offices in London (UK), Dallas (TX, USA), Auckland (NZ), and a revenue growth well over 100% for FY19, ezyVet is an internationally focused, high growth software exporter headquartered in New Zealand.
ezyVet provides a highly disruptive, enterprise cloud-based practice management software for large veterinary hospitals globally. Having drawn notable interest over the last 12 months from large corporate customers and major educational facilities including the world-renowned veterinary schools Cornell University, North Carolina State University and Ohio State University, ezyVet has built solutions which are in high demand.
Now, with 94.8% of revenue being generated internationally, 74.8% from their largest market North America and arguable one of the largest cloud-based repository of veterinary medical data in the world, the company is in a strong position to continue expanding its technology offering to the veterinary healthcare market globally.