Experienced tech executive will lead next phase of product development and design to meet demand in company’s two key verticals

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (February 1, 2023) – ROARa company providing best-in-class workplace panic button solutions, has hired Christopher Young as its Chief Technology Officer. He brings more than 20 years of technology experience to a role that will oversee product, engineering and quality assurance for the company’s signature staff safety platform.

Young previously held vice president roles in R&D, product and technology, most recently working for data analytics and integrations company Qlik. He was recruited for his ability to deliver complex solutions with a focus on migration, storage and operationalization of data. As part of ROAR’s plan to scale, Young will audit technology features and work closely with the sales team to deliver additional customer value to meet the company’s vision of protecting one million people in the next few years. This includes rolling out enhanced reporting, monitoring, and emergency response.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Christopher to the team. His extensive experience in leading and inspiring engineering and product teams will drive our company’s growth as we aim to increase the number of individuals protected threefold while maintaining exceptional service for our hotel and healthcare clients,” said ROAR Chief Executive Officer Yasmine Mustafa.

ROAR has patented a Bluetooth low energy mesh network system for security devices which can work in any type of building, and “self heal” in real-time. In the early 2010s, Young worked for leading kidney health company DaVita Healthcare Partners, leading a replacement of their proprietary electronic medical record system for more than 2,200 locations. This transferable experience will support ROAR’s penetration and various applications across the healthcare market.

“Every person has the right to feel safe within their workplace, particularly in healthcare and hospitality where their workers can be some of the most vulnerable,” Young said. “I joined ROAR because of the alignment between their mission and my personal core values. I am excited to work with our internal teams to deliver critical workplace technology to organizations enabling their employees to feel safe at work.”

ROAR Hits the Road

The company will showcase its expertise at the California Hotel & Lodging Association’s SAFE Conference on February 8th in Anaheim, California. Mustafa will share remarks on “Top Procedures for Securing Your Staff and Guests with Panic Buttons”, with an emphasis on best practices and procedures collected from customers and across the U.S. since panic button legislation started sweeping the country in 2018.

To learn more about the company, please visit roarforgood.com.