GWAVA Names Ken Muir as CEO and CTO

GWAVA today announced that it has appointed Former Novell Executive, Ken Muir, to Lead GWAVA into New Market to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer

12 July 2011

GWAVA today announced that it has appointed Ken Muir to serve as the company's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer.

Muir, 41, a former Novell executive, most recently served as CTO and Vice President of Novell's Collaboration business where he was instrumental in building Novell's collaboration strategy and products. Prior positions include Chief of Staff to the CEO and various engineering and product management leadership positions. Muir has over 15 years experience in the software industry ranging from engineering and development to product strategy and technology management. He brings to GWAVA strong executive leadership and extensive knowledge of enterprise messaging systems, security and compliance.

Muir replaces long-time CEO and GWAVA co-founder, Charles Taite. Taite will remain as a member of the GWAVA Board of Directors along with fellow co-founder Marc St. Arnaud.

Taite said, “Ken brings to GWAVA the vision required to lead the company into the future. His passion, knowledge and expertise in our market are exactly what GWAVA needs at this time in our company's history. We are pleased to have him join the GWAVA team.”

Muir is excited to take on this new role with GWAVA and sees a bright future ahead for the company. “As GWAVA moves into new markets, particularly with Microsoft and with social collaboration, there is a great deal of opportunity for growth,” says Muir. “GWAVA has the right products, partners and people to accelerate our growth in the messaging market. I am honored to be a part of this world-class company.”

GWAVA kicks off its entry into the Microsoft market this week as a Gold Sponsor of the Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference in Los Angeles.


GWAVA is a worldwide leader in messaging security and archiving with strategic relationships with Microsoft, Novell, Kaspersky and Research in Motion. Over 15 million users in 60 different countries use GWAVA solutions. GWAVA has offices in the U.S., Canada, Germany, and Australia and maintains a network of hundreds of authorized partners. Information on GWAVA can be found at

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