Marc Benioff and salesforce.com increase revenue, customers, and jobs in San Francisco in 2009—even in times like these!
SAN FRANCISCO, January 20, 2010 -- Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, today announced that its chairman and CEO, Marc Benioff has been named Executive of the Year by the San Francisco Business Times. “For defying the fierce business downdraft — and taking the lead role in the creation of an industry – the San Francisco Business Times has named Benioff the Executive of the Year,” writes Patrick Hoge of the San Francisco Business Times.
Staying Buoyant in the Cloud:
Despite the challenging economic times, The San Francisco Business Times says, “By nearly any metric, Salesforce has been on a multi-year growth tear. Revenue has more than doubled from less than $500 million four years ago. From Feb. 1 to Oct. 31, the company added the largest number of customers and subscribers in its history, picking up 12,500 new customers with approximately 500,000 new “seats” (employees at customer companies who are licensed to use its software). The number of Salesforce employees has also mushroomed, rising from roughly 2,000 four years ago to the current 3,800 plus, 300 of them added in the last year.”
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