Jive executive team solidifies: Ben Kiker steps into Sam Lawrence’s old role

Even as Portland-based Jive has continued to set performance records quarter after quarter, one component of their executive team was missing: the Chief Marketing Officer role formerly held by Sam Lawrence. Today, Jive announced that that piece has now fallen into place with the hiring of Ben Kiker as the new CMO.

Kiker has an impressive past with a number of enterprise software firms—just the type of experience that Jive needs to continue taking their Social Business Software to that level.

His previous posts include a stint at Onyx—which was a kick-ass product I used to use back in the dark ages of CRM—so it seems safe to assume that he gets the burgeoning software market environment:

Before joining Jive, Ben was the Chief Marketing Officer for Interwoven, one of the fastest growing companies in the hotly competitive web content optimization market. Ben has also held executive management positions for recognized technology leaders including Siebel Systems, Clarify, and Onyx Software. In addition, Ben has led product marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing and partner teams for both emerging companies as well as billion-dollar organizations.

No word on whether Kiker will relocate to Portland or remain in the Bay Area.

For more information, see the Jive press release on Kiker’s hiring.


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  2. Agree. The sales team has been doing a phenomenal job thanks to a good hire. It will be great to see what happens when the marketing team come together under new leadership

  3. That’s a really good hire.

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