(DALLAS, TX) February 10, 2014 — Zimbra, a global leader in unified collaboration software, today announced three new executive moves within its senior leadership team. Thom O’Connor was promoted to senior vice president of global support, Steve Poncini was appointed senior vice president of worldwide channels, and Alan Elliot was appointed vice president of sales for the Americas.
“These three executive moves showcase the level of high caliber talent we have on the Zimbra leadership team and reinforce our strong commitment to our customers and partners around the globe,” said Patrick Brandt, CEO of Zimbra. “I am pleased with the breadth of related industry expertise each of these executives will bring to their appointed roles. Their respective expertise and knowledge will be key in contributing to our aggressive growth plans.”
Thom O’Connor, senior vice president of global support O’Connor will ensure that Zimbra’s global base of customers and partners receive high quality technical support. O’Connor is in his seventh year leading Zimbra technical support and related services. Prior to Telligent acquiring Zimbra from VMware, he 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, O’Connor worked as a messaging expert at Yahoo, Sendmail and CommuniGate Systems. His technology career has been focused on making global customers successful at messaging and collaboration companies.
Steve Poncini, senior vice president of worldwide channels As the leader of Zimbra’s channel program, Poncini will strengthen Zimbra’s commitment to supporting its customers through a global network of skilled Zimbra partners. Prior to the merger of Telligent and Zimbra, Poncini served for several years as Telligent’s vice president of international sales. Having led teams both in the U.S. and internationally, Poncini’s expertise includes building strong customer relationships, developing partner channels, and executing sales strategies globally.
Alan Elliot, vice president of sales, Americas Elliot will lead sales efforts in North America and South America. He has spent 25 years in the cloud, security and collaboration markets, with a focus on enterprise software and international sales and marketing. In recent years, he has worked for messaging and security companies including Sendmail, Critical Path and Proofpoint, where he was vice president and general manager for international sales.
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Zimbra powers collaboration for the way you work. Zimbra connects people and information with unified collaboration software 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 software is trusted by over 5,000 companies and government customers, as well as by service providers who manage Zimbra in the cloud for over 200,000 businesses. With customers including NTT Communications, Comcast, Dell, Investec, Rackspace, Red Hat, Mozilla, H&R Block and Vodafone, a vibrant open source community and a 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; Singapore and Pune, India. For more information, visit Zimbra.com or connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
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