SaaS Veteran Mike Zinne Joins Kyriba as Chief Client Officer to Spearhead Client Success Division

May 14, 2013

Cloud treasury management leader appoints ex-Oracle and RightNow executive to oversee global solutions consulting, professional services, support, and account management teams

SAN DIEGO – May 14, 2013  Kyriba, the leader in cloud-based treasury management solutions, has appointed former RightNow Technologies executive and Oracle vice president, Mike Zinne, as SVP and chief client officer. As a member of Kyriba’s global executive committee, Mike will lead the company’s client success teams, overseeing global solutions consulting, professional services, support, and account management.

Mike joins Kyriba from Oracle where, as VP of sales consulting, he led a team of more than 120 in the company’s North American solutions consulting group. While at Oracle, Mike drove enterprise sales of Oracle’s SaaS and on-premise client experience applications. Mike previously held various senior leadership roles at RightNow Technologies until its $1.5bn acquisition by Oracle in 2012, and successfully built and optimized RightNow’s teams and processes in the areas of pre-sales, client success, project delivery, strategy and professional services.

“Kyriba has already positioned itself as a key player in the cloud enterprise applications space, with stellar growth and industry-leading client retention rates,” said Mike Zinne, chief client officer of Kyriba. “The company has built a first-rate executive team, and with its product leadership in the treasury management arena, is set to continue its high-growth trajectory. I look forward to leveraging my experience with RightNow and Oracle to cement Kyriba’s position as the dominant player in this rapidly expanding field.”

“Mike has an exemplary background with both Fortune 100 and mid-size, high-growth, technology companies,” said Jean-Luc Robert, chairman and CEO of Kyriba. “His experience at RightNow and Oracle has clearly demonstrated Mike’s ability to maximize client success and drive incremental revenue for the organization. With a deep SaaS heritage and more than a dozen years’ leadership experience, Mike’s experience, proven track record and market insight will be invaluable in helping move Kyriba to the next stage in our long-term growth strategy.”