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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 »

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Celebrate! It’s Community Manager Appreciation Day!

By | January 27, 2014
Today we are celebrating the fifth annual Community Manager Appreciation Day (CMAD) – a day steeped in social business history. (Sound the gong!) Straight out of the mouths of Wikipedians: Community Manager Appreciation Day takes place every 4th Monday of January as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of community managers around the world using social media and other tools to improve customer experiences. Back in good old 2010, the thoughtful and astute Jeremiah Owyang, of social business industry analyst fame, founded the special day of note. If you are not in community management or around it, you might think it is just one of the many “International [insert topic] Day” days. It’s not. CMAD was created to not only bring attention to the role of community managers, but also to help new community managers spread their wings, meet community management peers and learn more about the practice of community management.… 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 »

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Zimbra Lends a Helping Hand at DFW Susan G. Komen 3-Day

By | November 21, 2013
I lost my mother to breast cancer in 1996. Back then, breast cancer was still a disease that wasn’t very well understood. Today, many organizations have made it their mission to provide resources and support people impacted by breast cancer year-round. While Breast Cancer Awareness Month ended last month, that doesn’t mean our support for the cause has to end as well. To continue our support as a company, the first weekend of this month, over a dozen Zimbra employees signed up to help out our customer, Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, at the organization’s 3-Day in Dallas. For those of you not familiar with the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure®, it is a three-day walk where those participating walk approximately 20 miles each day in support of breast cancer until they reach the closing ceremony on the third day.… 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 »

Upcoming Product Webinars: Join us for Discussions around Collaboration & Community

By | October 25, 2013
Last month at our user group conference, Zimbra CTO Rob Howard gave an overview of our product roadmap that included our vision for collaboration and social communities. We are continuing these conversations in our monthly webinar series. Here’s what coming up in October and November. OCTOBER Webinar: The Evolution of Collaboration: Zimbra Changes the Conversation Date: October 31 at 11:00 a.… Read more »