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Guest: John Rizzo

John F. Rizzo
Chief Marketing Officer

John brings more than 25 years of experience helping to guide some of the world’s most successful technology companies through start-up phases, major product launches, branding and marketing campaigns, rapid growth, acquisitions and IPOs. He has raised over $150M in private and public markets and was a key early-stage contributor to companies that are today delivering well over $100B in combined annual sales.

He began his career with Intel and then joined Apple (Macintosh Marketing). He ran marketing and sales for Weitek, the world’s first fabless chip company, which completed an IPO and pioneered 3D graphics for video gaming. John was Vice President of Global Market Planning and Programs at Oracle. and CEO of Cahoots/Informative (a social networking and customer intelligence SaaS company). Most recently, John was President and CEO of Zeebo, Inc., which launched a wireless interactive entertainment, internet, social networking and education platform for consumers in Brazil, Mexico, China, India and other emerging markets.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Topic: JIVE Software:

The Jive Engage Platform combines all the enterprise-class capabilities businesses require, plus the consumer-style experience users love. It provides everything you need to create viral communities that engage employees, customers, partners, and the social web, opening vast new opportunities for internal collaboration, customer care, social marketing, and sales. All in ready-to-deploy, cloud-based solutions matched to your business goals.

Date Recorded: 5/3/2012

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