Executive Chairman of Jive Software
Tony Zingale is chairman of Jive’s board of directors. Most recently, he held the position of chief executive officer until November 10, 2014, where he was responsible for overseeing the company’s overall strategic direction, planning, and execution. Tony has nearly 30 years of experience building profitable, high-growth information technology companies.
He most recently served as president and chief executive officer of Mercury Interactive, the worldwide leader of Business Technology Optimization (BTO) solutions. Tony successfully grew Mercury to over $1 billion in annual sales and then engineered the $5 billion merger with Hewlett Packard, which was completed at the end of 2006. Prior to Mercury, he was president and chief executive officer of Clarify, a leader in customer relationship management (CRM) software, where he grew the company to more than $300 million in annual revenue. Nortel acquired Clarify for $2.1 billion in 1999. Tony holds a bachelor's of science degree in electrical and computer engineering and a bachelor's of arts degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati. He is a member of the University of Cincinnati Foundation’s Board of Trustees.