Chief Business Officer & Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff
Kendall Collins is Chief Business Officer and Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff at Salesforce. He’s responsible for leading strategic company initiatives and customer relationships for the Office of the Chair and CEO, along with overseeing the global communications team.
Kendall was an executive at Salesforce from 2004 to 2016, where he held roles across sales, product, and marketing, including as EVP and CEO of Salesforce Cloud, EVP and GM for Collaboration, and Global CMO. He and his teams led Salesforce customers through a period of rapid innovation, as the company expanded its portfolio of clouds and developed groundbreaking social, mobile, and AI technologies for CRM. He drove the launch of multiple company milestones, including Salesforce One (Lightning), Salesforce Communities, Service Cloud, AppExchange, and the brand shift to cloud computing.
Kendall was previously CMO of Okta, CMO of AppDynamics (Cisco), and GM for Enterprise Software at WeWork. He has also served as Executive in Residence at Accel Partners and was previously appointed to the digital advisory board for Obama for America. He graduated with a B.S. in commerce with distinction from the University of Virginia, a concentration in East Asian studies, and studied at National Taiwan University.