Keith Block Joins Salesforce.com as President and Vice Chairman
Leading technology veteran to head salesforce.com's customer facing operations
Block appointed to salesforce.com's Board of Directors
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the
world's #1 CRM platform (http://www.salesforce.com/), 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 salesforce.com's Board
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 salesforce.com," said Marc Benioff,
Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "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, salesforce.com 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, salesforce.com. "I'm incredibly excited to
join salesforce.com and help pave the way to $10 billion by delivering
innovation, growth and customer success."
Background on Keith Block
oPrior to joining salesforce.com, 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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