New York, NY - July 13, 2016 - Zive, Inc., a consumer software company devoted to humanized design that is beautiful, seamless and simple, today announced recent additions to the company’s senior management to meet the needs of Zive's rapid growth - Eric Wanta has been appointed as Zive’s Chief Marketing Officer and Alan Teague is the company’s new Vice President of Engineering. Both new hires join the Zive team as it releases a much-anticipated upgrade to Kiwi for Gmail, a full-featured email app for Mac users that takes pure Gmail and frees it from the web browser, now available internationally at the Mac App Store.
Eric Wanta, Zive's Chief Marketing Officer, is a seasoned marketing executive with more than 20 years experience that includes significant ecommerce and social media expertise. He is both a high level strategic thinker and a hands-on manager who brings strong execution to all of Zive’s marketing efforts. Prior to Zive, Wanta has managed every facet of marketing for companies such as Lycos, Exari, Aquent and several other technology start up companies. He has a BA in Economics from Harvard and an MBA from the Yale School of Management. Wanta currently resides in Boston, MA.
Alan Teague, Zive's Vice President of Engineering, has an extensive background leading and solving complex software problems. With a focus on designing, building and managing software solutions, he has overseen numerous products and integrations going from concept to commercialization. With over 30-years of experience, Teague’s strong engineering and management skills will enable significantly enhanced execution without compromising the company's core product values. Before joining Zive, Teague was the Chief Architect and Senior Technical Director at Perforce Software. Teague has been involved in startups at all levels and holds both an MS and BS in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, College Park. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.
"We’re delighted to welcome Eric and Alan aboard during this exciting time of growth for our company,” said Eric Shashoua, Zive CEO and founder. "Their collective experience in working with emerging tech companies in their respective fields will add enormously to our company's ability to redefine consumer productivity software. We're achieving this by focusing religiously on a humanistic, compassionate and streamlined user experience.” Shashoua added, “These additions to our management team couldn’t have come at a better time with the increasing amount of interest and demand for Kiwi for Gmail, our Google-quality application that frees Gmail from the desktop browser. It opens up a whole new world of features that raises Gmail to an entirely new level."
Zive has just released their heavily anticipated version 1.9 of its Kiwi for Gmail app, an upgrade from the previous program that includes a new 'Share Extension', allowing users to share large files and folders directly from Finder; better graphics; a faster and more accurate notification system; a honed authentication system; improved unread counting handling; and more. For additional information on Kiwi for Gmail, go to www.KiwiforGmail.com.
About Zive. Inc.
Zive is the producer of Kiwi for Gmail, a new email desktop application for Mac users.
Based in New York City, Zive is a productivity software company that is devoted to humanized design that is beautiful, seamless, and simple. The company is led by a team experienced with raising over $14M in venture funding and creating consumer electronics that have been featured internationally in the Apple Store and Best Buy. After long-term exposure to the leadership of Apple, Bose and iRobot, the Zive team developed a passionate design philosophy for creating humanistic, friendly products that are also powerful. To learn more, visit http://kiwiforgmail.com/about.php .
Alisa Steinberg, Cutler PR