Dave Moellenhoff Honored Alongside Top Executives from Intel, Oracle, Google, Tibco and Microsoft for Transforming the Enterprise Software Ownership Model through Delivery of Cost-Effective Online Enterprise Applications
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — March 11, 2002 — Salesforce.com, the market leader in online customer relationship management (CRM), announced today that InfoWorld magazine has named salesforce.com chief technology officer Dave Moellenhoff as one of its Top Ten Technology Innovators for 2002. Moellenhoff was honored by InfoWorld's editorial staff for his success in delivering enterprise software as cost-effective online applications. He is the only innovator honored for his achievements in CRM. The editors also singled out salesforce.com, one of only two Internet-exclusive companies included in the issue, as defining ASP success. The full feature appears in InfoWorld's current "Innovators Issue" (3/4/02), and is available online at http://www.infoworld.com/features/feinnovators.html.
The InfoWorld Top Ten Technology Innovators awards identify the technology executives who masterminded the enterprise computing technologies that made the biggest impact on business in the past year, and created the products and concepts that are driving IT into the future. In addition to Moellenhoff, the list includes visionaries and executives from Intel, Blackberry, Oracle, Google, Kerberos, Groove Networks, Tibco and Microsoft.
"To choose the InfoWorld Technology Innovators, we took a hard look at new concepts with staying power," said Michael Vizard, Editor in Chief at InfoWorld. "At salesforce.com, Dave Moellenhoff is masterminding a revolution in enterprise software delivery that replaces conventional client-server models with scalable, cost-effective online services. We are pleased to acknowledge Dave's key role in shaping the future of ASPs and IT as a whole."
A software industry veteran, Moellenhoff co-founded salesforce.com with Marc Benioff in 1999 to deliver enterprise applications over the internet. There are currently over 3,800 companies who use salesforce.com's breakthrough Web solution to manage their customer relationships online, with no software or hardware costs. In September 2001, Morgan Stanley identified salesforce.com as the fastest growing CRM company.
"I am very honored to be recognized by InfoWorld," said Moellenhoff. "Salesforce.com has made important inroads in converting the enterprise to the utility model of application delivery, and we look forward to continuing to push the limits of enterprise software and web services through our upcoming Offline Edition and our full E-Business Suite."
Prior to founding salesforce.com, Moellenhoff was co-founder and president of Left Coast Software, a San Francisco-based Java consulting firm. He also worked as a senior developer at Metropolis Software, an early innovator in sales force automation software that was acquired by Clarify.