Former Symantec sales leader to lead enterprise sales and alliances in Europe; Joins Global Management Committee
SAN FRANCISCO — August 25, 2006 — Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced the appointment of Lindsey Armstrong as Co-President, salesforce.com EMEA. Armstrong will be responsible for leading enterprise sales and alliances across the Europe, Middle East and Africa regions. Armstrong joins Dr. Stephen Garnett, Chairman and Co-President of salesforce.com EMEA, reporting to Jim Steele, President, Worldwide Distribution in jointly leading the EMEA region, and is part of salesforce.com's global management committee.
"Salesforce.com is delighted to have Lindsey Armstrong join our team as Co-President of salesforce.com EMEA," said Marc Benioff, Chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. "Lindsey is a world-class executive with a proven track record of customer excellence in this important region of the world. Together with the outstanding leadership of Dr. Steve Garnett, Chairman and Co-President of EMEA, we have an unbeatable management team on the European continent."
Armstrong joins Salesforce.com with over 20 years of technology and sales management experience. Most recently, Armstrong was the Senior Vice President of EMEA at Symantec [Nasdaq: SYMC] and a salesforce.com customer. Prior to Symantec, Armstrong was Senior Vice President, EMEA at Veritas, an enterprise data storage company acquired in 2005 by Symantec. During her tenure at Veritas/Symantec she led a high performance team responsible for driving EMEA revenues from $20 million to over $2 Billion. Prior to her leadership role at Veritas, Armstrong spent over 10 years in sales with Oracle Corporation.
"It is exciting to be joining salesforce.com, the global leader in on-demand, and a company that is taking the industry by storm," said Armstrong. "As a former customer myself, I know that salesforce.com has a proven track record of customer success, market leadership and a commitment to innovation. Together with Steve, I look forward to being part of a world class team that is making The Business Web a reality in the European market."
The Europe, Middle East, and Africa market has become a central growth area for salesforce.com, and a proving ground for salesforce.com's largest implementations. In the last quarter salesforce.com EMEA grew 76% year over year to $18 million in revenue. Salesforce.com's largest customers such as Cisco, Symantec, Tyco and others have all initiated their relationships with salesforce.com in the EMEA region before expanding to other regions of the world. With the addition of Lindsey Armstrong to the management team, salesforce.com EMEA will be further bolstered as a proving ground for the company's largest enterprise implementations.
"I am delighted to be joined by Lindsey Armstrong in the leadership of salesforce.com EMEA," said Dr. Stephen Garnett, Chairman and Co-President of salesforce.com EMEA. "Lindsey is exactly the sales and business development executive that we need to accelerate our enterprise momentum in salesforce.com EMEA, and to achieve our aggressive global goals. I am confident that the two of us will be able to deliver trusted customer and partner success globally, and accelerate our growth as the unrivaled on-demand standard for The Business Web through efficient execution."
Lindsey joins salesforce.com's global management committee lead by Marc Benioff, salesforce.com Chairman and CEO. The committee includes:
Steve Cakebread, Chief Financial Officer
Jim Steele, President, Worldwide Distribution
John Freeland, President, Worldwide Services
Ken Juster, Executive Vice President, Law, Policy, and Corporate Strategy
Parker Harris, Co-Founder and Executive Vice President, Technology
Dave Moellenhoff, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Stephen Garnett, Chairman and Co-President salesforce.com EMEA
Frank Van Veenendaal, Executive Vice President, Global Corporate Sales
Dave Orrico, Executive Vice President, Americas
Eiji Uda, President and CEO of salesforce.com Japan
Stephen Russell, President and CEO of salesforce.com Asia Pacific
Phill Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, Worldwide Distribution
Elizabeth Pinkham, Senior Vice President, Marketing
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