SAN FRANCISCO, CA. — January 7, 2002 — Salesforce.com, the market leader in online customer relationship management, today announced that Chief Technology Officer Dave Moellenhoff has been recognized by IDG's Computerworld, an information services company for the IT leader community, as one of the business world's Premier 100 IT Leaders. The award honors individuals who have had a positive impact on their organizations through technology. Moellenhoff's business and technology acumen has substantially contributed to making salesforce.com the fastest growing CRM company, as measured by Morgan Stanley in September 2001.
Moellenhoff was selected from hundreds of nominees based on those leaders who most closely matched Computerworld's Leadership Index, a set of characteristics that describes business and technology people who guide the effective use of IT in their organizations. Other award winners include leading IT executives from corporations such as The Bank of New York, Hewlett Packard, Staples, FedEx Corporation and Walt Disney World.
This prestigious honor comes on the heels of Moellenhoff's selection this summer by InfoWorld magazine as one of the 50 Top IT Executives at xSP companies.
"Salesforce.com has led the development of cost-effective online enterprise applications that give businesses the first viable alternative to expensive conventional software," said Marc Benioff, CEO and chairman of salesforce.com. "Dave Moellenhoff has been an integral part of this effort, effectively guiding a dynamic development team to deliver on the promise of Web services. I am pleased that his innovation and business smarts have been recognized by Computerworld in this manner."
"Computerworld's annual Premier 100 IT Leaders list honors individuals who display exceptional technology leadership in their organizations," said Maryfran Johnson, editor in chief, Computerworld. "The honorees for 2002 join an elite class of innovative thinkers dedicated to solving business problems through creativity and effectively managed IT strategies."
More information on Moellenhoff and the Premier 100 IT Leaders can be found in the January 1, 2002 issue of Computerworld and online at www.computerworld.com.
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