Jive Expands Executive Leadership Team

Christopher Lochhead Appointed to Board of Directors. Brian Roddy Named Senior Vice President of Engineering.

Jun 09, 2010, 08:00 ET from Jive Software

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Jive Software announced two executive appointments. Christopher Lochhead joined Jive's Board of Directors and will also serve as the company's Chief Strategy Advisor. Brian Roddy was named Senior Vice President of Engineering.  

"Jive continues to set the agenda for social business," said Tony Zingale, Jive's CEO. "With these executive appointments, we are further extending our thought leadership and technology expertise. Christopher brings the strategy and visionary insight we need to stay ahead. Brian brings extensive technology knowledge and entrepreneurial commitment to social innovation."

Previously, Lochhead had been serving as a strategic advisor to Jive. In his role as Chief Strategy Advisor, he will be actively involved in Jive's business, products, and go to market strategy.

Roddy joins Jive from Cisco. He will lead Jive's engineering team to further develop Jive's leading Social Business Software (SBS) platform. Jive now counts more than 15 million users.

Christopher Lochhead Background

Lochhead is a strategy advisor and a former three-time Chief Marketing Officer. After twenty years in business, he retired as an operating executive in 2007. Previously, Lochhead served as the CMO of Mercury Interactive, the leader in Business Technology Optimization (BTO) software. In 2006 HP purchased Mercury for $5.1 billion. Prior to Mercury, Lochhead was Chief Executive Officer of LOCHHEAD Corporation, a boutique strategy-consulting firm. He was also CMO of Scient, an Internet consulting firm, as well as Executive Vice President at Vantive, a customer relationship management software company that was acquired by PeopleSoft in 1999.

Brian Roddy Background

Roddy has more than 15 years experience leading engineering teams and building market leading products. Most recently, at Cisco he oversaw a team of over 200 engineers, building mission-critical, high-performance networking products.  Roddy joined Cisco through the acquisition of Reactivity, a leading XML gateway provider, which he co-founded in 1997. Prior to Reactivity, he was a senior scientist at Apple.  

About Social Business

Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated suite. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage. SBS is emerging as the most important new enterprise software category in a decade. Analysts project that the Social Business Software market is growing in excess of 25 percent per year and will reach nearly $5 billion by 2013.

About Jive – The New Way to Business

Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. For more information, visit www.jivesoftware.com.  

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