Salesforce.com readies itself for continued aggressive growth with a base of 98,000 subscribers and 7,100 customers
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - August 11, 2003 - Salesforce.com®, the world leader in delivering software-as-service, today announced the addition of Dave Orrico to the company's executive team as senior vice president and general manager of Americas. Orrico joins salesforce.com from Siebel Systems (NASDAQ: SEBL) where he served as vice president of Eastern Operations. Orrico was at Siebel for seven years. He has also held a number of sales and management positions at Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (NYSE: ADP). Effective immediately, Orrico assumes responsibility for expanding salesforce.com's presence and market penetration across the United States, Canada and Latin America and will lead all sales, revenue and customer-facing activities in these regions. Orrico joins salesforce.com director Craig Ramsey and EMEA SVP and general manager Steve Garnett as the latest Siebel executive to move to salesforce.com.
"Salesforce.com's CRM offering targets the same customer and sales issues as Siebel, but with a highly successful software-as-service model that brings less risk and complexity to users," Orrico said. "The result is that salesforce.com has doubled annual revenues in each of the last four years, a tremendous accomplishment in a difficult economic environment. As salesforce.com rapidly expands to meet growing demand, I am looking forward to leading the Americas, driving continued growth."
"It was great to work with Dave while I was at Oracle, and it is wonderful to have him join our winning team at salesforce.com," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "As one of Siebel's top sales managers of all time, Dave brings a critical array of sales management and wide-reaching CRM expertise to salesforce.com during this time of dramatic company growth. His enthusiasm and experience will be invaluable to the company as we continue to solidify our market leadership position and promote customer success throughout the Americas."
A 20-year veteran of the technology industry, Orrico spent seven years at Siebel Systems where he held various sales executive positions, and most recently, led the Industry Verticals for Financial Services, Life Sciences and Consumer Goods for the Americas. Prior to Siebel, Orrico held a variety of sales and management positions at Oracle over a seven-year period. He began his career in sales at ADP, and received a BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University.
With more than 7,100 subscribers and 98,000 subscribers worldwide, salesforce.com is the first profitable, cash flow positive software-as-service company. Salesforce.com S3 enables the scalable, secure management of sales force automation, campaign management, customer service and support, as well as documents and files. Salesforce.com S3 is built on sforce, the new client/service application platform, allowing it to be easily customized by tools from BEA (NASDAQ: BEAS), Borland, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Sun (NASDAQ: SUNW). The new salesforce.com Integration Server powered by TIBCO (NASDAQ: TIBX), available to salesforce.com S3 customers, offers integration with almost every corporate system including SAP (NYSE: SAP), Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL), PeopleSoft (NASDAQ: PSFT), and Siebel (NASDAQ: SEBL) applications.
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