Rocana Adds Experienced CIO Angela Yochem to Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, October 17, 2016 – Rocana today announced the appointment of Angela Yochem, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President – Information Technology at Rent-A-Center, to its board of directors.

Yochem brings vast experience as a senior executive who has successfully driven transformation across multiple industries including transportation, finance, and high tech. She will advise on Rocana’s growth strategies and provide intimate insight into the needs and challenges of modern CIOs.

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Yochem joined Rent-A-Center as CIO and SVP in May after building an impressive track record of using technology to foster innovation and create competitive advantage. Prior to joining Rent-A-Center, she served as chief information officer at logistics specialist BDP International where she successfully transformed the company’s technology unit to provide deeper customer value and expand their digital products line. Yochem has also held leadership positions with AstraZeneca, Dell, Bank of America, and SunTrust, and has served as an Independent Director on the board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh.

Quote from Angela Yochem, CIO and Senior Vice President – Information Technology, Rent-A-Center
“Roles and responsibilities of today’s CIOs are quickly evolving. Companies require CIOs to be change agents who understand business operations and the impact that new technologies can have on both the top line and bottom line. Rocana understands the responsibility that technology leaders now have as enablers of business and puts them in a position to drive digital transformation very effectively. That means helping business leaders go beyond simply responding to market opportunities or changing customer expectations, to moving the business to where the puck is going. I look forward to working with Rocana over the coming years and bringing a fresh CIO perspective to the board.”

Quote from Omer Trajman, CEO & Co-Founder, Rocana:
“Digital transformation is more than just embracing new technologies. It’s about embracing new organizational structures, objectives, mindsets and motivations that will impact the business forever. Adding a CIO to our board of directors who has driven successful transformation firsthand has remained a top priority for Rocana. With her unique career experience as both a technology architect and a senior executive, Angela was a perfect fit and we look forward to incorporating her unique experiences and viewpoints into our overall strategy.”

About Rocana

Rocana gives technology leaders total operational visibility, eliminating the boundaries of legacy IT monitoring and empowering technologists to lead digital transformation. Rocana Ops captures and analyzes all data from all sources, keeping it online and available for instant and future access. By combining event data warehouse capabilities with advanced machine learning, Rocana Ops gives technologists the ability to see emerging issues anywhere in the environment, minimize security risks, and surface opportunities for innovation. Rocana was founded by big data veterans and is backed by proven digital leaders like Google Ventures (GV), Vinny Smith (Quest Software and Toba Capital), Paul Sagan (Akamai), Brian Smith (Google), and General Catalyst. Learn more at

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