VC-backed Jive Adds Facebook, Google Execs to Board

Jive Software has added former McAfee Chairman Charles Robel; McAfee President David DeWalt; Facebook vice president Jonathan Heiliger; and Sundar Pichai, vice president of product management at Google, to its board of directors. The new board members will help Jive with growth. The company’s social business software is designed to help co-workers interact and work together more productively. Jive is backed by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins.

Jive Software today announced the appointments of Charles (Chuck) Robel, former Chairman of the Board of McAfee (now part of Intel), David DeWalt, President of McAfee, Jonathan Heiliger, VP of Technical Operations at Facebook and Sundar Pichai, VP of Product Management at Google to its Board of Directors. The new Board members bring to Jive unmatched experience in defining new markets, creating breakthrough technology, and building game-changing companies. These distinguished leaders will help guide Jive on the next phase of growth in the rapidly expanding Social Business Software market.

“As a current Jive customer, it is clear that Social Business Software is the most important new enterprise application category in a decade,” said David DeWalt. “Jive’s market leadership position, customer base and innovative product, is driving the new way to do business.”

“There has been limited innovation in enterprise platforms and applications in the last decade,” said Chuck Robel. “Social is taking over the enterprise. Jive is bringing social into the enterprise the right way – securely, at scale, and providing real business value.”

“Jive is helping modernize how people engage with each other in the workplace to make work better,” said Jonathan Heiliger. “Jive, thanks to its strong team, is well positioned to take advantage of the large opportunity before the company.”

“Social Business is an attractive market opportunity and is in many ways driving innovation in enterprise software,” said Sundar Pichai. “Jive has great vision and insight in the Social Business space and I’m excited to join the team.”

“We are thrilled to welcome these forward-thinking leaders to our Board of Directors,” said Tony Zingale, Jive CEO. “Jive is at the forefront of innovation in the enterprise with Social Business Software. We are confident that their experience and leadership will enable us to further extend our market leadership and momentum.”

Jive’s Board of Directors includes Bill Lanfri, Private Investor; Bill Lynch, Jive Co-Founder; Jim Goetz, General Partner at Sequoia Capital; Ted Schlein, Managing Partner at Kleiner Perkins; and Tony Zingale, Jive CEO, as well as the newly appointed members Chuck Robel, David DeWalt, Jonathan Heiliger and Sundar Pichai. For more information on Jive’s Board of Directors, please visit our website.

Additional Background:
Chuck Robel is currently the Lead Independent Director for Informatica Corporation, the leading independent provider of enterprise data integration and data quality software and services. He was previously the Chairman of the Board of McAfee prior to its $8 billion acquisition by Intel. In addition, Robel currently serves on the Board of Directors of Autodesk, DemandTec and several other privately held companies. He previously served as General Partner and Chief Operating Officer at Hummer Winblad Venture Partners, a $1 billion venture capital fund focused on early stage software company investments. Robel began his career as a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), where he managed numerous IPO’s including Yahoo, Documentum, Hyperion (formerly Arbor Software), Borland, CBS MaketWatch, JD Edwards and Redback Networks.

David DeWalt has more than 20 years of experience building innovative, industry-leading technology companies. Since joining McAfee in 2007, DeWalt has guided the company through three consecutive years of growth, with a record $2.1 billion in revenue in 2010. On August 19, 2010, Intel agreed to purchase McAfee for $7.68 billion. Prior to joining McAfee, DeWalt was President of software, sales, and services at EMC, which he joined in 2003 through the company’s acquisition of Documentum for $1.9 billion. As President and CEO of Documentum, DeWalt led the company through nine consecutive quarters of growth, five record revenue quarters, and four successful acquisitions. Prior to Documentum, DeWalt held executive-level positions at Eventus Software, Quest Software, Segue, and Oracle. He is currently Chairman of the Board at Polycom and has resided on other public company boards, including MatrixOne and Serena Software. Both companies concluded successful acquisitions by Dassault Systemes and Silver Lake, respectively. DeWalt received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and electrical engineering from the University of Delaware, where he was also an accomplished wrestler and the first wrestler inducted into the University of Delaware Athletics Hall of Fame.

Jonathan Heiliger is the Vice President of Technical Operations at Facebook, reporting into Mark Zuckerberg, where he oversees global infrastructure and internal technology systems. Prior to Facebook, he was a technology advisor to several early-stage companies in connection with Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital. He formerly led the engineering team at, where he was responsible for infrastructure and building scalable systems. Jonathan also spent several years at Loudcloud (which became Opsware and was later acquired by HP) as the Chief Operating Officer. Earlier in his career, Jonathan was the Chief Technology Officer of Frontier GlobalCenter, and later founded Global Crossing’s corporate venture capital group.

Sundar Pichai joined Google in 2004 and is currently Vice President of Product Management. He leads the product management and innovation efforts for a suite of Google’s consumer products, including Google Toolbar, Chrome and Chrome OS. He is also responsible for the HTML5 and open web platform efforts at Google. Sundar brings more than 15 years of experience developing high-tech consumer and enterprise products. Before joining Google, he held various engineering and product management positions at Applied Materials, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company for a variety of software and semiconductor clients. Sundar received a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology and was awarded an Institute Silver Medal. He holds an M.S. from Stanford University and an MBA from the Wharton School, where he was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

About Social Business
Social Business is the new way to engage employees, customers and the social web. Jive’s Social Business Software (SBS) combines the power of community software, collaboration software, social networking software, and social media monitoring offerings into an integrated platform. Just as social technologies have changed our personal lives, Social Business is changing how enterprises create competitive advantage.

About Jive – The New Way to Business
Jive is the largest and fastest growing independent Social Business Software company in the world. Jive is backed by Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins.