Jive Appoints John F. Rizzo as Chief Marketing Officer

Jul 06, 2011, 17:30 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jive Software announced today the appointment of John F. Rizzo as Chief Marketing Officer. In his new role, Rizzo will lead the marketing team and will be responsible for Jive’s overall go-to-market strategy.  

John brings to Jive more than 25 years of marketing and leadership experience. During his career he has helped guide some of the most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns as well as acquisitions and other corporate transactions. John has raised over $150 million in private and public markets and was a key early-stage contributor to companies that are today delivering well over $100 billion in combined annual sales.

“I am thrilled to welcome John to the Jive executive team,” said Tony Zingale, Jive CEO.  “He is an exceptional leader who can thread the needle between the consumer and the enterprise markets – a unique and fundamental ability in the Social Business space. John will be instrumental in honing Jive's vision and go-to-market strategy to further extend our leadership and momentum.”

Prior to joining Jive, John spent the last several years as President and CEO of Zeebo, Inc.. At Zeebo he launched a new interactive entertainment, Internet, social networking and education platform for consumers in emerging markets including Brazil, China, India and Mexico.

John began his career at Intel and spent several years at Apple as Director of Macintosh Product Marketing. He also held executive roles at Oracle, Weitek, the world’s first fabless chip company, and Cahoots/Informative, a social networking and customer intelligence SaaS company.  In addition, John serves as an advisor to a range of contemporary mobile and social gaming commerce firms in the Bay Area.

“I’m honored to join Jive at this exciting time when the industry finds itself at a tipping point,” said John Rizzo, Jive CMO.  “Jive is well-positioned to capitalize on this new shift in how we do business by using the power of social.  We are at the center of the Social Business market and I look forward to accelerating our leadership position in this dynamic market.”

John Rizzo will be based out of Jive's Palo Alto office and report into Tony Zingale.

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive’s Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the leading social business company that brings social innovations from the consumer world into enterprises securely and at scale. Jive is funded by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.

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