Monica Langley Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs

Monica Langley Joins Salesforce as EVP, Global Strategic Affairs
Veteran Wall Street Journal reporter brings deep insight into Fortune 500 company strategies and management

SAN FRANCISCO—January 12, 2017—Salesforce [NYSE: CRM], the Customer Success Platform and world’s #1 CRM company, today announced that Monica Langley will join the company as Executive Vice President, Global Strategic Affairs. She will work with the Salesforce executive team to develop strategies that will continue to accelerate the company's unmatched growth in the industry.

Prior to Salesforce, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates. She has long chronicled high-profile companies, such as General Motors, Boeing and JPMorgan Chase, and wrote the 2003 bestselling book Tearing Down the Walls: How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial World...and Then Nearly Lost it All.

“Monica is a consummate strategic thinker with decades of experience reporting on Fortune 500 companies,” said Keith Block, vice chairman, president and COO, Salesforce. “She brings unique insight into management and corporate strategy that will help guide us as we reach $10 billion in annual revenue and work towards our next big milestone, $20 billion.”

Langley began her career in corporate law and government-relations, including representation of publicly traded companies and nonprofits. While at The Wall Street Journal, Langley was also an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University and of First Amendment law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Langley was personally awarded the prestigious Matrix Award, as one of the nation’s exceptional women in the media and the arts.

“I've watched with great interest the stellar performance of Salesforce in recent years,” Langley said. “I am incredibly excited to join this industry leader for its next phase of growth.” She will officially start at Salesforce in March 2017.

About Salesforce
Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM company, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

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About Salesforce

Salesforce, the Customer Success Platform and world's #1 CRM, empowers companies to connect with their customers in a whole new way. For more information about Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), visit: www.salesforce.com.

Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase Salesforce applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit http://www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.