Today, Dave Hersh officially announced he was stepping aside as CEO of Jive Software to become Chairman of the Board. Dave is one of my best friends and it has been amazing to watch him lead Jive from a neat little company selling IM and Forums products to become the world’s leading social business software provider in only a few years. He and his family moved to the Bay Area last fall but his footprint and impact on Portland will remain well into the distant future. I am both happy for Dave to take a breath and sad to not be working with him at Jive any longer. However, my guess is he won’t sit on the sidelines too long. Until then, Dave, thanks for everything you’ve done for Alto, Portland, and the local tech community.