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Calytera Appoints Zeynep Young as CEO

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Calytera has appointed Zeynep Young as its new CEO. Young brings extensive experience driving growth in technology companies, particularly those in the government, education and social sectors.

“The confidence of BuildGroup in the long-term value of Calytera remains higher than ever. Having Zeynep, who was already well known to us, at the helm will help accelerate the company’s growth potential,” said Klee Kleber, BuildGroup co-founder. “Governments need modern, scalable technology to help them build their communities and better serve citizens. Despite the current challenges of COVID-19, that need will only grow over time. Zeynep’s extensive experience working with governments is an excellent fit with the company and the entire Calytera team.”

Young joins Calytera from Next Coast Ventures where she was a venture partner focused on helping high-potential organizations grow. Prior to that, she founded and led Double Line Partners, an ed-tech company working with state education agencies and large school districts to build data systems to monitor and improve student performance, She worked with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation overseeing a $150M portfolio investing in disruptive technologies to improve education and health outcomes. She began her career at McKinsey and Company, working in the global technology practice.

“I’m proud and excited to be joining the Calytera team. Calytera has industry-leading technology, an experienced team of govtech experts and innovative customers. There is tremendous growth potential in front of us,” said Young. “I’m inspired by Calytera’s purpose. I’ve spent many years in the govtech sector, working to improve educational and health outcomes. I believe helping governments better serve their communities and improve citizens’ lives is a powerful way to do good. The current challenges and pain of the pandemic underscore that local, state, and provincial governments are vital to their communities and it’s an honor to help support them.”

“Immediately, our focus is on keeping our team safe and making sure any Calytera customer that needs our support in addressing COVID-19 related challenges has it. To that end, Calytera is offering modules that support COVID-19 related uses to our current customers, free of licensing fees. We want to make sure that our hard-working customers on the front lines have every tool to help serve their communities in these challenging times. Long term, nothing in our purpose or mission changes, we’re going to help governments build safe and prosperous communities and provide them the world’s best govtech software to do that,” continued Young.

Calytera’s core product offering, Amanda, is a secure, purpose-built enterprise platform that helps governments manage core operations, attract and manage growth and provide efficient online services to citizens. Amanda digitizes and automates critical business functions and includes a modern user interface and mobile apps that provide a simple and intuitive experience for government employees and their citizens. Amanda supports more than fifty critical regulatory functions across departments including land and building management, public health, permitting, inspections, compliance, licensing, and freedom of information services.

About Calytera

Calytera helps governments build safe and prosperous communities. The company is a recognized leader with 30 years of experience committed to a mission to build the world’s best government technology software. Calytera works with hundreds of government agencies to help them digitize and automate critical functions, optimize their mobile workforce and deliver modern services to citizens. The company’s powerful, flexible, and scalable enterprise platform Amanda helps governments manage more than 50 types of regulatory functions. Governments can also turn to Amanda to more efficiently manage and respond to Freedom of Information requests while protecting privacy and the security of sensitive data. Calytera also makes software that helps higher education institutions, courts and justice operations, and organizations that distribute and manage grants. Calytera is a Government Technology GovTech100 company. Learn more at and follow Calytera on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.