Keith Block Joins as President and Vice Chairman

       Keith Block Joins as President and Vice Chairman

Leading technology veteran to head's customer facing operations

Block appointed to's Board of Directors

PR Newswire

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ (NYSE: CRM), the
world's #1 CRM platform (, today announced that
Keith Block has joined the company as President and Vice Chairman, leading the
company's global sales, customer support and consulting services
organizations. In addition, Block has been appointed to's Board
of Directors.


Block has led winning sales, consulting and engineering teams for nearly 30
years. In his most recent role as Oracle's Executive Vice President of North
America Sales & Consulting, Block led an 11,000-person team and built a
multi-billion dollar sales business unit that achieved record revenue growth
and margin expansion over the span of 10 years.

Comments on the News

  o"We are thrilled to welcome Keith to," said Marc Benioff,
    Chairman and CEO, "His exceptional track record leading
    sales, consulting and engineering teams makes him a powerful addition to
    our world-class distribution and leadership team."
  o"14 years ago, completely changed the face of enterprise
    software and they are once again leading a new era of software with next
    generation social and mobile cloud technologies," said Keith Block,
    President and Vice Chairman, "I'm incredibly excited to
    join and help pave the way to $10 billion by delivering
    innovation, growth and customer success."

Background on Keith Block

  oPrior to joining, Block spent 26 years at Oracle, where he
    led the transformation to a specialized sales model to support industry,
    solution and market segmentation. In addition, Block served as an
    Executive Officer at Oracle and a member of Oracle's Executive Committee.
  oBlock began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant to
    Air Force executives.
  oBlock serves on the Board of Trustees at the Concord Museum, the Advisory
    Board at Carnegie-Mellon University Heinz Graduate School, and the
    President's Advisory Council for Carnegie-Mellon University.
  oBlock holds an M.S. in Management & Policy Analysis and a B.S. in
    Information Systems Management from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is also
    a graduate of Carnegie-Mellon Heinz Graduate School.

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