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heiExecutive Leadership Team, GWAVA

Ken Muir - Chief Executive Officer & Worldwide Sales

Ken Muir is Chief Executive Officer at GWAVA and an industry expert in enterprise collaboration, messaging security and unified archiving. Muir is a seasoned software executive with over 20 years of leadership experience.

His career successes have ranged from leading large engineering organizations to serving as Chief Technology and Strategy Officer for a billion-dollar public company. Also, Muir has served on numerous industry panels, has been a Keynote speaker at conferences around the world and serves on the University of Utah College of Engineering Industry Advisory Board. At GWAVA, Muir leads a worldwide, fast-growing private company which specializes in providing messaging security, unified archiving, and business continuity to thousands of enterprise customers in over 60 countries. Muir holds B.S. degrees in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering from the University of Utah. He is a PLD graduate of the Harvard Business School.

Marc St-Arnaud - Chief Financial Officer - Chief Operating Officer

As co-founder of GWAVA Inc, Marc St-Arnaud brings many years of business experience to the company with skills in strategic planning and organizational policies. He has a history of managing and growing profitable companies. Prior to founding this company, Marc St-Arnaud was CEO/CFO of Tobit Software of North America Inc. Mr. St-Arnaud is also a Fellow of McGill University Dobson Centre of Entrepreneurial Studies.

Jared Allen - Chief Technology Officer & Vice President of Product Management

Jared Allen is Chief Technology Officer at GWAVA and an expert in enterprise software development. Mr. Allen is an experienced software executive with over 25 years in the software industry. Mr. Allen has experience developing software solutions for both small and large software corporations. He has built and led software engineering organizations in a multitude of international locations and is an expert in delivering enterprise software solutions to customers across the globe. At GWAVA, Mr. Allen is responsible for product strategy, development and delivering solutions to enterprise customers in a variety of industries. Jared Allen holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and an MBA from Brigham Young University.

Josh Gibbs - Chief Software Architect

Josh Gibbs leads the design and development of the core technology of the GWAVA product line. He began working in network engineering and software development in 1989. He has written messaging applications since 1996, including the award winning i-MailDS. Mr. Gibbs holds numerous IT industry certificates including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Developer (MCD).

Herbert Lefering - Managing Director - GWAVA EMEA

Herbert Lefering oversees GWAVA Strategy, Sales, Channel, and Marketing as Managing Director - GWAVA EMEA. He has been with GWAVA since 2002 and has grown the GWAVA channel in Europe to a significant portion of worldwide sales. Before joining GWAVA, Mr. Lefering was Distribution Sales Manager for Tobit Software in Europe.


Christina Wood - Head of Global Marketing, Chief Marketing Officer

Christina Wood leads the worldwide marketing team as Head of Global Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer for GWAVA. Christina is a global brand-strategist, with extensive international business experience. With more than 20 years in High-Tech, her focus has been on Unified Archiving, eDiscovery, Security, Mobility and SaaS Solutions. Christina defines Brand Vision and Strategy and establishes foundations for product management. In addition, Christina is an expert in Go-To-Market Strategy, corporate messaging, sales enablement and strategic partner marketing. Under Christina's leadership, GWAVA Marketing has pioneered the shift to digital, deploying a comprehensive set of digital marketing solutions, establishing insight driven culture and setting a standard for marketing impact on business.

Prior to GWAVA, Christina spent 6 years building the product and brand at Notify Technology, the first organization to develop message delivery to a mobile device, Motorola MyMail. Christina is a Graduate of Azusa Pacific University with  BA in Communication. She is a frequent speaker at industry events and has been a featured author in various trade publications. 

Charles Taite - Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Taite is Executive Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer for GWAVA.  From 2001 to 2011, Mr. Taite was CEO and CTO, then from 2011 to present, Chief Strategy Officer of GWAVA. Mr. Taite has served as a Director and as its Chairman since 2001. As Chief Strategy Officer, Mr. Taite works closely with the executive team on research and other special projects. His expertise comes from a 20-year career in the high-tech industry, specializing in secure electronic messaging.