Zhang Returns to Company to Lead Day-to-Day Operations, Leveraging Experienced Global Team to Drive Product Innovation and Customer Satisfaction for the New Salary.com
WELLESLEY, MA–(Mar 8, 2016) – Salary.com, the leader in employer-reported compensation data, software and services, today announced that it has appointed Yong Zhang as chief operating officer, chief technology officer and president of Global Operations. This marks a return to the company for Zhang, who rejoins the leadership team.
“Yong was instrumental in growing Salary.com from startup to the leading provider of accurate, employer-reported compensation data, and we are excited to have him lead our operations once again,” said Kent Plunkett, founder and CEO of Salary.com. “There are few individuals who have such depth of experience in compensation and technology as Yong. His leadership will be integral as we continue introducing new solutions and enhancements to improve how companies make informed decisions around employee compensation.”
Plunkett continued, “In addition to Yong’s experience, he is bringing back with him over two dozen highly skilled technologists and compensation professionals who also worked at Salary.com previously in the functional areas of technology, product, services, data and production.”
As COO, CTO and president of Global Operations, Zhang leads day-to-day operations in both the U.S. and China, which includes professional services, compensation data operations, product strategies, product management, on-demand software architecture, product development and production operations. He spent over a decade at Salary.com starting in 2000 and holding the positions of COO, CTO and president of Global Operations. With his return to the company, Zhang will focus on product innovation, customer satisfaction, market responsiveness and operational efficiency to create the next generation of advanced solutions that improve how companies compensate their talent.
Zhang earned an MBA from the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and a Master of Science in electrical engineering and a Master of Science in physics from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth. In addition, Zhang has achieved Certified Compensation Professional (CCP®) and Global Remuneration Professional (GRP®) certifications from WorldatWork.
“An effective compensation strategy is paramount to attracting, motivating, rewarding and retaining top performers, and best-of-breed products and first-class customer services are key to delivering on these goals,” said Zhang. “I am excited to join the Salary.com team once again and guide the company’s continued development of industry-leading, cloud-based technology solutions that are highly secure, flexible and scalable to support a wide variety of our customer’s compensation processes.”
The leader in employer-reported compensation data, software and services, Salary.com provides enterprises, small businesses and individuals with reliable information about employee pay levels and compensation-related best practices, trends and policies. Through industry-leading cloud-based software and extensive domain knowledge, the company helps clients win the war for talent by simplifying the connections between people and pay. Salary’s proven technology solutions, coupled with actionable data and content, empower businesses to make fast, accurate compensation decisions about pay and deliver superior results.