David Yach, MBA '88, Director, NexJ Systems
David Yach was the Chief Technology Office for Software at Research In Motion (RIM) until retiring in March 2012 after almost 30 years in the high tech sector. While at RIM, his teams created the software that allowed BlackBerry to rise from an interesting niche product to a leading Smartphone platform. Prior to RIM, he led software teams producing database technology at Sybase Inc. Mr. Yach is also a Director of NexJ Systems, a provider of next generation CRM solutions for Financial Services, Insurance and Health Care, and on the Board of Governors at the University of Waterloo. He holds a Bachelor of Mathematics in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from Wilfrid Laurier University.