Justin Fitzhugh, Dave Hersh Join Urban Airship Advisory Board
Published on 23 Aug 2010
Rich experience in infrastructure, social business and open source round out the talented advisory board at Urban Airship. As our company continues to build out our vision for a complete end-to-end mobile services platform, where information and content is readily accessible to anyone with a smart phone or mobile device, Justin Fitzhugh of Mozilla and Dave Hersh of Jive Software bring valuable insight from their current fields. They join an already talent-rich team.
Our mobile services platform is at the heart of the mobile future; we’re building a strong, robust, scalable and secure infrastructure to deliver on the promise of the always-on, real-time mobile experience. As we further refine what we’ve built and continue to execute on our cross-platform strategy, Justin’s experience will be invaluable. He is recognized throughout the industry for his work building a huge internet infrastructure and we’re thrilled to have him on board.
We continue to see a convergence of social + business across industries, and it’s no different in mobile, which blends both the elements of media consumption and interactive, interpersonal engagement. As businesses develop more sophisticated apps that really target their user base, we’re seeing more interest in how driving engagement with app users can deliver solid business value and increase the ROI of a mobile strategy. Certainly, Jive Software has proven the business value of social business and much of the company’s success is owed to Dave’s vision and execution there. So he’s a great champion for us as we continue to provide tools for businesses to get actionable, rich analytical data about the mobile strategies. It doesn’t hurt that Jive is also a Portland-based business!
Justin Fitzhugh is the VP of Engineering Operations for the Mozilla Corporation. He responsible for all Mozilla’s production and corporate infrastructure, including serving the Firefox product to more than 150 million users. In addition to Firefox distribution, his team designs, implements and supports the infrastructure for one of the largest open source organizations in the world. Prior to Mozilla, Justin managed Macromedia’s global datacenter environment. He spends his spare time as an avid pilot, snowboarder and father in the Bay Area.
Dave Hersh is the Chairman of the Board of Directors at Jive Software, responsible for advising the company’s growth strategy and overall direction.
Prior to becoming Chairman, Dave was the Founding CEO of Jive, a Sequoia and Kleiner Perkins backed growth company. In that role, his vision and leadership grew the company from its inception as a small open source project with no revenue to a $55M, pre-IPO company. Jive became the hands-down leader of the Social Business Software revolution, with leadership positions in three separate Gartner Magic Quadrants. Dave has gained a reputation for his deep industry expertise in collaboration, knowledge management and open source.