About

Zive is the productivity software company behind Kiwi for Gmail. Based in New York City, Zive 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. We firmly believe that our products make real differences in peoples lives by making the tools they rely on not only more useful, but also more elegant and intuitive.

Eric-Shashoua_Headshot_NEW.png
Eric Shashoua
CEO and Founder

Eric is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for consumer electronics and software. His devotion to humanized design that is beautiful, seamless, and simple is reflected in every aspect of Zive’s products. Eric previously started and led Zeo, Inc., where he raised $14M in VC funding and launched the Zeo Personal Sleep Coach in the US and Europe. His management philosophy has been strongly influenced by the CEOs of Bose and iRobot, who were active members of Zeo's board. Eric was raised in Atlanta and graduated from Brown University.

Ryan-Shetley_Headshot_NEW.png
Ryan Shetley
CTO and Founder

Ryan led the entire Kiwi for Gmail development process, from initial design and prototyping to building and then submitting the app to the Apple Mac App Store for launch. He shares Eric’s devotion to design and his engineering approach focuses intensely on creating streamlined user experiences that make using software seamless to customers. Ryan built much of Kiwi for Gmail while living in The Philippines but has now returned to Missouri where he was born and raised.

Amanda Marcotte.png
Amanda Marcotte
VP Marketing & Growth

Amanda Marcotte is the Vice President of Marketing & Growth at Zive, Inc. With over ten years experience leading marketing and sales operations across multiple industry segments, Amanda specializes in ramping revenue in early-stage ventures with an intense focus on metric and KPI-driven results.

Pall Ivarsson_Headshot_NEW.png
Páll Ívarsson
Vice President of Product and Customer Service

Páll oversees all customer relations at Zive with a heavy focus on the user experience. He is highly organized and detail-oriented, favoring simplicity and function in software design. Before joining us, Páll worked as a designer and project manager for CCP, a computer game maker. He worked on 13 separate expansions of "EVE online", a science-fiction massively multi-player online game. Páll was raised in Iceland and educated at Háskólinn-Reykjavík University.

David Williams Pic2.png
David Williams
Advisor, Deployment

David Williams is a close Advisor to Zive, offering extensive deployment and cloud solutions expertise. David has over 17 years of experience leading the largest multinational cloud deployments of Google technologies..