Names Stephen J. Russell as Chief Executive Officer of Asia-Pacific

Expanding executive team will support continued growth in the region

San Francisco, Calif. — Nov. 7, 2005 — (NYSE:CRM), the global leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that it has expanded its Asia-Pacific executive team, appointing Stephen J. Russell as chief executive officer of the region. Russell, who will report to president Jim Steele, brings more than 25 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific market, with sales, marketing and leadership positions in the logistics, information and supply chain industries. Russell will be based in Singapore.

"Stephen brings a powerful wealth of experience and expertise to our global team," said Jim Steele, president of "We're confident the expansion of our Asia-Pacific executive team is well-timed to meet the increasing demand from the region."

Prior to joining, Russell was president of SEKO Global Logistics based in Asia, having been named company leader after serving as senior vice president of EGL Eagle Global Logistics, where he directed worldwide sales and managed the implementation of the company's global sales on demand service from The system supported 1000 subscribers in 50 countries.

"Having been a customer of, I know first-hand the incredible flexibility and functionality of its applications," said Russell. "With the recent introduction of the AppExchange, can now offer customers in Asia a whole new level of freedom and choice in on-demand applications. I'm excited to be at the leading edge of that revolution in a region that shows a lot of enthusiasm for Internet-based technologies."

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