Polly Sumner Joins salesforce.com as President, Platform, Alliances and Services
SAN FRANCISCO, January 3, 2008
Seasoned technology executive joins company as it prepares to grow to $1 billion in annual
revenue and beyond
-Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM],
the market and technology leader in
on-demand business services
, announced that Polly Sumner has joined the
company as President, Platform, Alliances, and Services. Sumner reports to CEO Marc Benioff
and oversees the technology and marketing for the company's Force.com platform, alliances with
global independent software vendors and service partners, and salesforce.com's professional
"We are thrilled to have Polly join us during this exciting time for salesforce.com," said
Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "I have known Polly for more than 20 years, and
have admired her skills as a world-class leader, salesperson, and technology executive. As we
prepare for one billion dollars in annual revenue and beyond, salesforce.com will benefit from the
expertise and leadership that Polly brings to our management team."
Sumner has served in a number of positions in the technology industry, most recently as
President of Global Services for Telcordia. Sumner also held several different positions at Oracle
from 1987 to 1999, where she worked with Benioff and Chief Financial Officer Designate Graham
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