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Slack’s Butterfield Expects to Become a Salesforce President

Stewart Butterfield

Stewart Butterfield

Photographer: Michael Short/Bloomberg

Slack Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Stewart Butterfield said he believes he will become one of Inc.’s presidents after the companies’ $27.7 billion combination is completed.

Butterfield, who will continue to lead his workplace chat upstart when it becomes a Salesforce unit, also said the idea that competition from Microsoft Corp. forced the deal will be “dispelled.”