Former COO of eBay Joins On-demand Business Computing Leader
SAN FRANCISCO - September 8, 2006 - Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced the appointment of Maynard Webb, former COO of eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) to the company's board of directors, effective September 7, 2006. Mr. Webb has been added to the class of directors whose term will expire at the 2009 annual meeting of stockholders.
"I am delighted to welcome Maynard to salesforce.com's board of directors," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Maynard is widely recognized as a pioneer in scaling highly available, multi-tenant business services and has more than 20 years of hands-on operational experience, most recently as chief operating officer of eBay. His guidance and counsel will be a critical asset to the salesforce.com board as we build for the future."
Mr. Webb joins salesforce.com's board of directors which includes Marc Benioff, chairman of the board and CEO of salesforce.com; Craig Conway, former CEO of PeopleSoft; Alan Hassenfeld, chairman of Hasbro Inc.; Craig Ramsey, former CEO of Pay By Touch; Sanford Robertson, principal of Francisco Partners; Stratton Sclavos, chairman and CEO of VeriSign; Larry Tomlinson, former senior vice president and treasurer at Hewlett-Packard; and Shirley Young, president of Shirley Young Associates, LLC. The addition of Mr. Webb brings salesforce.com's total directors to nine and the number of independent directors on the board to eight.
Mr. Webb served as chief operating officer at eBay, Inc. from June 2002 to August 2006 and was responsible for the company-wide implementation of all business strategies. Previously, he served as president of eBay Technologies where he was responsible for all engineering and technical operations at eBay including product and technology strategy, engineering, architecture, site operations and customer support. Prior to joining eBay, Mr. Webb was senior vice president and chief information officer at Gateway, Inc., where he contributed to Gateway's rapid expansion and Internet-enabled business operations. In years prior he has also worked at Quantum, Thomas Conrad, Figgie International, and IBM, rounding out his more than 20-year career. Mr. Webb received a bachelor's degree from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida.
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