Ben is joining Jive at a pivotal time in our evolution where - despite the brutal economy - we continue to post record-breaking quarters and demonstrate global customer and market momentum. Ben's expertise and proven track record in scaling companies for growth and success will further outdistance Jive in the Social Business Software category.
Portland, OR (PRWEB) May 19, 2009
Jive, the Social Business Software leader, announces the appointment of Ben Kiker to its executive management team as Chief Marketing Officer. Kiker will be responsible for Jive's global marketing strategy, encompassing solutions, customer and field marketing as well as branding and communications. He will also lead the company's strategic alliances and corporate development activities.
Kiker joins Jive with more than two decades of executive and marketing leadership experience for technology companies including both start-ups and billion-dollar organizations. Most recently Kiker was the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Interwoven. During his tenure the company successfully transitioned from a product-focused company to a solutions-focused company targeting CMOs, resulting in significant new customer acquisition and revenue growth. Prior to Interwoven, Kiker was Vice President of Americas Marketing for Siebel Systems, the company that established the customer relationship management (CRM) market and became the largest provider of CRM solutions in the world. Prior to Siebel, Kiker served as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Onyx Software and was instrumental in increasing the company's market opportunity by expanding the company's portfolio to include customer, process and performance management solutions. He has also held senior marketing positions with companies including Clarify, Vantive, Octel Communications and Aspect Communications.
"Ben is an accomplished marketing executive with impressive credentials who brings tremendous energy and focus to Jive," said Dave Hersh, CEO, Jive Software. "Ben is joining Jive at a pivotal time in our evolution where - despite the brutal economy - we continue to post record-breaking quarters and demonstrate global customer and market momentum. Ben's expertise and proven track record in scaling companies for growth and success will further outdistance Jive in the Social Business Software category."
"Rarely do you have the opportunity to join a company with terrific momentum, the right focus and established leadership in a hot space," said Kiker. "Jive is that company, and Social Business Software is that space. I am thrilled to be working with the Jive team to fulfill the company's vision of redefining how work gets done within the world's largest enterprises."
Jive SBS is the industry's only suite of social business applications purpose-built for Global 2000 enterprises. Jive's collaboration solutions allow teams of people from inside and outside of the enterprise to connect, communicate and collaborate like never before, reducing the cost, time and risk required to produce business results.
Jive is the global leader in Social Business Software. For more information, visit Jive online at http://www.jivesoftware.com.