John Somorjai - Executive Vice President, Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures
John Somorjai is the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development & Salesforce Ventures at
Salesforce. Since 2005, he has been leading the evaluation, deal execution and integration of Salesforce’s corporate strategic transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, as well as investments.
Mr. Somorjai’s team has helped bring the company into significant new growth areas and onboarded a number of key leaders through more than 60 acquisitions including Datorama, Demandware, ExactTarget, Heroku, InStranet, Krux, MetaMind, MuleSoft, Radian6, RelateIQ, Quip, SteelBrick and Tableau.
Salesforce Ventures is the second most active corporate venture program in the world and its portfolio includes innovative cloud companies such as Anaplan, Classy, DocuSign, Dropbox, FinancialForce, GainSight, Lyft, nCino, Stripe, SurveyMonkey, Twilio, Zoom and Vlocity. Mr. Somorjai’s team has made more than 300 investments in companies located in 20 different countries.
Prior to Salesforce, Mr. Somorjai was Vice President of Business Development for Ingenio, which was acquired by AT&T. Prior to Ingenio, John worked for Oracle Corporation in Corporate Development.
Mr. Somorjai is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Venture Capital Association.
Mr. Somorjai holds a B.A. from Dartmouth College and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.