Redwood Shores, CA, (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Xtime (http://www.xtime.com), the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for the automotive service industry, today announced that Heidi Roizen, venture partner at Draper Fisher Jurvetson, has joined its board of directors.
Heidi has spent her career immersed in the Silicon Valley technology industry as an entrepreneur, corporate executive, venture capitalist, educator and member of the boards of directors of private and public companies, trade associations and nonprofit institutions.
Heidi will provide strategic insight, facilitate corporate development relationships and leverage her operational expertise through her role on Xtime’s board. Xtime’s ServiceCRM™ platform was recently chosen by Nissan North American to power its online service scheduling program for the entire U.S. market, and Heidi will be supporting Xtime’s efforts as the company continues to grow and confirm new deals.
After receiving her undergraduate and MBA degrees from Stanford University, Heidi co-founded T/Maker Company (an early personal computer software company) in 1983, where she served as CEO from inception through its acquisition by Deluxe Corporation in 1994. In 1996, Heidi joined Apple as Vice President of Worldwide Developer Relations.
Heidi is a Fenwick and West Entrepreneurship Educator in the Department of Engineering at Stanford University, where she teaches the course Spirit of Entrepreneurship. Heidi is a member of the board of directors of TiVo, DMGT, ShareThis, TrustedID and Eventful, and serves on the advisory boards of Springboard Enterprises and the National Center for Women in Information Technology.
“I am thrilled to have Heidi join our board,” said Neal East, CEO of Xtime. “Her experience and knowledge of how to manage rapidly growing companies is extremely valuable as Xtime evolves into a more complex business.” East added, “Working with Heidi this past year has been a joy and I very much value her insights and approach to achieving sustained success.”
“Xtime has proven itself as an innovator and leader within the automotive service industry and is in a dominant market position,” said Heidi. “I look forward to working with its visionary management team to continue building the business and transforming the market.”
Founded in 1999, Xtime is the leading cloud-based Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and scheduling platform for automotive manufacturers and automotive service departments. Xtime counts more than 4,700 dealerships as customers, has registered more than 1 million consumers and processes more than 1.3 million appointments each month. Xtime is the exclusive or preferred provider for many of the leading global automotive manufacturers in North America, including Lexus, Toyota Canada, Toyota US, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Infiniti, VW, Audi, Chrysler and Hyundai. Xtime is also the trusted choice for many of the industry’s leading dealership groups including AutoNation, Group 1 Automotive, Sonic Automotive, Asbury, Luther, Ferman and Checkered Flag. Xtime is based in Redwood Shores, California and can be reached at (650) 508-4300 or http://www.xtime.com.
About Draper Fisher Jurvetson
Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ) is a venture capital firm that partners with extraordinary entrepreneurs who set out to change the world. Since 1985, DFJ and the DFJ Global Network have had $7B committed to their funds and have managed more than 400 portfolio investments, including AdMob, Baidu, Box, Skype, Hotmail, SpaceX, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, Twitter, Tumblr and Yammer. DFJ works with companies at seed, early and growth stages, with the goal of creating of iconic and lasting businesses. DFJ pioneers investing in emerging markets including consumer and enterprise information technology, digital media, and disruptive technologies. The DFJ Global Network is a federation of 16 independent venture funds operating on four continents that cooperate on investment diligence and co-investing. Learn more at dfj.com.
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