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Today, I'm thrilled to announce that Max Calderon has become Jive's new community manager!

 

In just 18 months as a Jiver, he has

   * helped onboard more than 100 new employees

   * created and managed spaces and groups for sales, partners, and customers

   * edited and published tons of internal training videos

   * and managed the company's own usage of Jive Present and Jive Present for Partners

 

Moving forward, Max will be taking over for the legendary Ryan Rutan and building relationships with each of you.

 

Specifically, I've tasked him with the job of creating communities that showcase the true power of Jive Software and inspire engagement; leading the worldwide user group program; sharing regular product tips and tricks; and measurably improving KPIs around areas like brand awareness, customer communications, and engagement. No pressure!  

 

To help you get to know Max, I did a brief Q&A with him, and he also posted this video introduction: New Community Manager?!

 

Q. What's your main focus going to be as the new community manager?

A. I'm focused representing and engaging the community. I'll do my best to connect experts with those asking questions, and personally assist when I can. That said - I don't know everything! Please be patient, especially since I'm not a developer. Unlike Ryan, I can't fix code, but I know some brilliant peoplewho can help.

 

Q. What most excites you about this position?

A. I really, really love learning and getting to know people. I can't wait to get engaged and help out.

 

Q. Beside's what you've mentioned in your video, what are 3 things you want people to know about you?

A. 1. I'm a huge fan and power-user of mobile technologies (Anuj Verma and team have to suffer me every day). 2) I nerd out about our industry, where different technologies sit relative to others and their niches in the market. 3. Heads up for lots of questions. I ask a lot of questions.

 

Join me in congratulating this self-proclaimed, "drummer, skater, gamer, nutrition/fitness/technology geek, foodie, outdoor fanatic, and animal lover."  I couldn't be happier that he is joining my team and that our entire community will now get to experience his passion for all things Jive.