PALO ALTO, Calif., March 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) today announced that Phil Koen is joining its board of directors. Mr. Koen brings a distinguished career running cloud, Internet and networking companies, including his current role as executive chairman of Intermedia. He has led Intermedia's transformation into a one-stop shop for cloud IT services, expanding the company's global presence to serve more than 70,000 businesses and 6,000 active partners.
"Phil has over two decades of experience leading successful technology companies, and we're thrilled to add him to our team as we continue our journey to Jive's next phase of growth," said Elisa Steele, chief executive officer at Jive Software. "He will be an invaluable resource as we continue to innovate on our cloud strategy and make strides to reach profitability by year end."
Previously, Mr. Koen served as chief executive officer and director of Savvis, a global leader in cloud infrastructure and hosted IT solutions, which is now part of CenturyLink for Business. In addition, he held the president, chief operating officer and chief finance officer roles at Equinix, a leading provider of interconnected data centers, and also served as chief executive officer of Internet company Pointcast.
"A clear and pervasive trend over the past few years has been the increasing mission-critical need for digital communications and collaboration within every business," said Phil Koen. "As a distinct market leader, Jive is at the forefront of this trend in helping people work better together, and I'm pleased to join its board and contribute to such an important mission."
Mr. Koen will replace Jive co-founder Matt Tucker, who has resigned from the board. "On behalf of the board, the leadership team and Jivers around the world, I want to thank Matt for his dedication, drive and passion over the past fifteen years," added Steele. "It's amazing how far Jive has come from an initial spark of an idea to the industry leader we are today. I know Matt will continue to be a champion for Jive as we drive the company towards its next exciting phase of transformation."
About Jive Software Jive (Nasdaq: JIVE) is the leading provider of modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry's top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together. More information can be found at www.jivesoftware.com or the Jive News Blog.
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