Dallas – October 28, 2013 — Zimbra, formerly Telligent, today announced that its chief financial officer, Kristin Reichert, was selected as a finalist for the Dallas Business Journal CFO of the Year Award. The award recognizes Dallas-area financial executives for exceptional performance in their roles as corporate financial stewards.
Under Reichert’s leadership, the company has grown nearly 500%, doubled its employee count, expanded from one to six offices worldwide and completed the acquisition of two companies, most notably, Zimbra from VMware. Reichert was instrumental in negotiating and securing more than $30 million of capital, in both debt and equity. In addition to leading the company’s financial operations, Reichert oversees legal, human resources and office administration.
“This year has been monumental for our company, and Kristin played a significant role in our success and growth,” said Patrick Brandt, chief executive officer of Zimbra. “As a vital member of our leadership team, Kristin’s hard work and milestone achievements deserve to be recognized.”
Reichert joined Telligent, now Zimbra, four years ago. Prior to that, she served as controller for Skywire Software until its acquisition by Oracle in July 2008. She also worked at Docucorp International as a senior financial analyst and at PricewaterhouseCoopers in public accounting. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Southern Methodist University.
Honorees were recognized at an awards luncheon on October 24 at the Hyatt Regency and featured in the October 25 issue of the Dallas Business Journal.
Zimbra powers collaboration and communication for the way you work. Zimbra connects people and information with an integrated collaboration suite that includes email, calendaring, file sharing, activity streams, social communities and more. With technology designed for social, mobile and the cloud, Zimbra gives individuals the flexibility to work from virtually anywhere, through nearly every computer, tablet and mobile device.
Zimbra is trusted by more than 5,000 companies, including global brands such as NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Cadbury, Investec, Rackspace, Red Hat, VMware, H&R Block and Vodafone. With its vibrant open source community and worldwide partner network, Zimbra is the third largest collaboration provider in the world. Zimbra is privately held with corporate headquarters in Frisco, Texas and offices in San Mateo, California; London; Tokyo and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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