Patrick Brandt
Patrick Brandt is the Chairman and CEO of the world’s third largest collaboration provider, Zimbra, Inc. (formerly Telligent). Having completed more than 20 acquisitions throughout his career, Brandt has a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth and expansion. Most recently, he oversaw Telligent’s acquisition of and merger with Zimbra in July 2013. Brandt also has a strong passion for community involvement, serving as an active volunteer and board member of several North Texas nonprofits.
Patrick Brandt is the Chairman and CEO of the world’s third largest collaboration provider, Zimbra, Inc. (formerly Telligent). Having completed more than 20 acquisitions throughout his career, Brandt has a proven track record of leading companies through rapid growth and expansion. Most recently, he oversaw Telligent’s acquisition of and merger with Zimbra in July 2013. Brandt also has a strong passion for community involvement, serving as an active volunteer and board member of several North Texas nonprofits.

Zimbra Acquires Mezeo: Adds Cloud-Based Secure File Sharing Capabilities

By | July 15, 2014
I have a very keen feeling of déjà vu. It’s hard to believe that we were communicating the acquisition and planned merger of Zimbra and Telligent on this exact day last year. And today, I have the pleasure of announcing that Zimbra has acquired Mezeo, a software company that provides secure file sync and share and cloud storage for service providers, governments and companies worldwide. Why is this news so exciting? Secure file sync and share is critical for today’s users, and it is one of the capabilities Zimbra customers request most often. By acquiring Mezeo, it allows us to expand our product offering to now include user-friendly file sync and share, while also enabling complete control over data. We also gain standout technical talent and IP (including patents that cover aspects of storage efficiency and file security). Overall, this acquisition adds tremendous value to our network of more than 1,000 partners, 500+ service providers, and 200,000+ organizations using our platform.… Read more »

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Thrilled to Welcome “OT” to the Executive Team as CMO

By | May 6, 2014
You can certainly read our official press release announcing Olivier Thierry as our new Chief Marketing Officer that was published this morning; however, I want to take a few moments to personally introduce and welcome him to Zimbra. First, Olivier is known simply as “OT” around the office. We are elated to have someone of his caliber and with his breadth of experience join Zimbra, especially at such an exciting time. We are counting on his significant contributions to the strategy and growth of Zimbra in all facets of the business, but primarily through his leadership of product management & marketing, enablement of our global channel, and oversight of demand generation, which includes all facets of our online presence. And what we really appreciate and look forward to exploiting is OT’s relevant experience in the open source community, plus his deep international background. As I stated earlier, OT is coming on board to lead our global marketing activity at a very exciting time here at Zimbra.… Read more »

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Zimbra Strengthens Executive Team with Three Key Appointments

By | February 10, 2014
I am thrilled to announce the recent exciting news within our leadership team at Zimbra. Given our commitment to our customers, channel partners, and international market footprint, we have added significant depth and expertise to our executive ranks. First, Thom O’Connor has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Global Support. Thom will ensure that Zimbra’s global base of customers and partners receive high quality, 24/7 technical support. Thom is in his seventh year leading Zimbra technical support and related services.  Prior to Telligent acquiring Zimbra from VMware, Thom was part of the VMware Global Support Services organization and served in leadership roles managing support, training and professional services for emerging products and end-user computing. Previously, Thom worked as a messaging expert at Yahoo, Sendmail and CommuniGate Systems. A devoted customer support leader with a strong dedication to ensuring our customer’s receive stellar support, Thom’s promotion is well deserved.… Read more »

Zimbra Experienced Strong Growth & Momentum in Q1 FY2014

By | December 11, 2013
A lot has happened at Zimbra since we announced the merger this summer, including closing the books on a successful first full quarter. But before I get into the main highlights, I would first like to start off by thanking our customers and partners for your incredible support during our integration journey. Now, let’s take a look at Zimbra post-merger, including: Timeline since acquisition announcement: July 2013 – Telligent and Zimbra announced that the two companies would be merging to form Zimbra, Inc., with a combined leadership team. September 2013 – The Big Social 2013, our annual user group conference, took place and we unveiled our integrated team, culture and vision for people-centered collaboration at the conference. October 2013 – We wrapped up our first full quarter as one company and also shared an overview of Zimbra Collaboration, our integrated email, calendaring, file sharing and collaboration solution.… Read more »

Zimbra’s CFO Selected as Finalist for CFO of the Year Award

By | October 30, 2013
I am proud to announce that Zimbra’s Chief Financial Officer, Kristin Reichert, was selected as a finalist for the 2013 Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. The award honors financial professionals in the Dallas metroplex for their leadership, contributions to the local community and outstanding performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards. With nearly 15 years of finance experience under her belt and deep enterprise and software expertise, Kristin continually pushes beyond the boundaries of the traditional CFO role. In addition to overseeing the financial numbers for Zimbra, Kristin is also a key strategic and operational member of the company. In true leadership fashion, she makes sure that she has a handle on the pulse of the operations and assists with making sure that everything aligns with the overall corporate strategy. Also, in addition to her day-to-day tasks, Kristin recently helped to successfully guide the company through a major acquisition and merger. As everyone knows, no acquisition is as simple as signing on the dotted line. A lot of hard work and preparation from Zimbra’s finance team, led by Kristin, took place to make sure this acquisition was a success.… Read more »