Key driver in market critical to salesforce.com's customer success
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — February 1, 2007 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that effective immediately, Frank van Veenendaal, 47, has been promoted to the position of President, Worldwide Corporate Sales and Services.
"A major pillar of salesforce.com's success has been our rapid and continuing growth in small and medium-sized accounts. Frank van Veenendaal's leadership has been the driving force behind that amazing record," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "Frank epitomizes the vision, strength, and tenacity that will enable salesforce.com to set its sights on one billion dollars and beyond in annual revenue.
Joining van Veenendaal in reporting directly to Benioff are, in alphabetical order: Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer; John Freeland, President, Worldwide Operations; Parker Harris, EVP, Technology; George Hu, Chief Marketing Officer; Ken Juster, EVP, Law, Policy, and Corporate Strategy; and Jim Steele, President, Worldwide Sales & Distribution.
Van Veenendaal signed on with salesforce.com in 2001 as Senior Vice President, North America Sales. Prior to joining salesforce.com, van Veenendaal was the Senior Vice President of sales for Actuate, and held various positions at Interleaf, Integrated Solutions, and Pyramid.
Van Veenendaal is married and lives in Woodside, California with his wife Leslie and their two children. A native of the Netherlands, van Veenendaal was raised in Brazil and has a black belt in karate.
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