Today, I am excited to say that I have joined the Jive team as CEO on an interim basis. The reason for the move is simple. We are doing what leaders do when it’s time to aggressively expand the business. And Jive has reached a point where we intend aggressively invest in a number of key areas:

 

  • We’re making additional investments in engineering to deliver more innovation, faster.
  • We’re making additional investments in sales and marketing to expand Jive’s reach in existing and new markets.
  • We’re making additional investments in our services organization to meet a growing demand for expertise on designing and implementing Social Business Software initiatives.
  • We are continuing to be aggressive in evaluating acquisition targets that accelerate our plans.

 

I have been fortunate to help lead some great technology companies and grow them into market leaders. As a Jive board member, I’ve had the opportunity to work with many Jivers over the last two years. During that time, I have seen many of the same qualities that make companies great: a laser focus on customers and partners, awesome products, and a smart, passionate team. We have a big year lined up, and I look forward to working with everyone in the Jive community as we continue to bring the Social Business Software revolution to enterprises worldwide.

 

While I’ll be leading Jive through this transition, I do want to recognize and congratulate Dave Hersh on leading Jive to where we are today. Dave’s leadership helped steer Jive through massive tech industry and macroeconomic challenges to become number one in Social Business Software. And Jive customers and partners should know that Dave isn’t going far. As Chairman of the Board, Dave will continue to be active in strategic planning, in meeting with customers, and in inspiring the Jive team to reach for the stars. Dave shares more thoughts on this transition on his JiveTalks blog.

 

As the market leader, we know expectations are high. We’ll keep driving hard to the hoop, and I look forward to updating you on our progress.

 

Thanks for your support!

 

Tony Z.