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Salesforce leadership consists of some of the brightest minds in the business, guiding the company in its values.

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Brian Millham, President and Chief Operating Officer

Brian Millham, President and Chief Operating Officer

Brian Millham is President and COO at Salesforce where he leads Global Sales, Customer Success, Professional Services, Alliances & Channels, Marketing, Employee Success, and Business Technology. He plays a pivotal role in shaping company strategy and driving operational excellence, including overseeing Salesforce’s global transformation efforts to maximize efficiency and fuel growth. Brian has been at Salesforce for more than 23 years and has held a variety of executive leadership roles. He most recently served as Chief Customer Success Officer and COO, Global Distribution from 2018 to 2022, during which time he played a key role in driving Salesforce's growth to meet customer demand. Brian is widely credited with helping to build the company's sales team into one of the most respected organizations in the technology industry. After beginning his career at Oracle, Brian worked at Remedy Corporation, where he was responsible for leading the global alliances team. Brian holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Last Updated: 05/21/2024
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Marc Benioff, Chair, CEO & Co-Founder

Marc Benioff, Chair, CEO & Co-Founder

Marc Benioff is Chair, Chief Executive Officer, and Co-Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing. Under Benioff's leadership, Salesforce is the #1 provider of customer relationship management (CRM) software globally and one of the world's fastest-growing enterprise software companies. Benioff founded Salesforce in 1999, and it is now a Fortune 150 company with 70,000+ employees, guided by five core values — trust, customer success, innovation, equality, and sustainability. The company has been recognized as the Most Innovative Company by Forbes, a Best Place to Work by Fortune, and the 10th Most Admired Company in the World by Fortune. Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes and is recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune, one of the 10 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review, and as the CNN Business CEO of 2020. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative, and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award. Building a different kind of company, Benioff created Salesforce to not only develop great products, but also to have a positive impact on the world. On day one, Benioff created the 1-1-1 model of philanthropy, which leverages the resources of Salesforce to improve communities around the world. Today, thousands of companies have adopted the 1-1-1 model through the Pledge 1% movement. Benioff and his wife, Lynne, have focused their philanthropy on healthcare, the environment, public education, and homelessness. The Benioffs have given more than $250 million to the University of California, San Francisco, to build UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals in San Francisco and Oakland. The Benioffs have also established the Benioff Ocean Initiative at the University of California, Santa Barbara, the UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, the UCSF Benioff Initiative for Prostate Cancer Research, and the UCSF Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine. They've also provided the initial funding for the Stanford Microbiome Therapies Initiative. A member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) board of trustees, Benioff co-founded 1t.org — the global movement to conserve, restore, and grow 1 trillion trees — and the WEF Friends of Ocean Action. He also serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF's Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. Benioff is the owner and co-chair of TIME and the founder of TIME Ventures — a leading investment firm with over 200 investments. Benioff is the author of the New York Times bestseller "Trailblazer: The Power of Business as the Greatest Platform for Change." Before launching Salesforce, Benioff spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation, where he was the youngest vice president in company history. When he was 14 years old, he sold his first piece of software, “How to Juggle,” for $75. He founded his first company, Liberty Software, which created video games, at the age of 15. Benioff received a B.S. in business administration from the University of Southern California, where he is on its board of trustees. In 2014, USC awarded Benioff an honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters.
  • Last Updated: 04/23/2024
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Parker Harris

Parker Harris,Co-Founder, Salesforce & Chief Technology Officer, Slack

Parker Harris is the CTO of Slack and the Co-Founder of Salesforce. He oversees Slack’s world-class engineering team and sets the technical vision for the company. Parker is passionate about the power of cloud computing and its ability to help organizations digitally transform and become more customer- centric. Since co-founding Salesforce in 1999, Parker has had an indelible impact on the company — driving its technology strategy, championing customer success and innovation, and fostering an ecosystem of partners and advocates across the globe. Parker has spearheaded many technology initiatives at Salesforce that deliver productivity, reliability, and exceptional user experiences to companies at scale — notably, Hyperforce, the Salesforce Platform, and Lightning Experience. Before Salesforce, Parker co-founded cloud computing company Left Coast Software and worked at Metropolis Software, a pioneer in field sales force automation. Parker has a B.A. in English literature from Middlebury College. He resides in San Francisco.
  • Last Updated: 04/23/2024
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Amy Weaver - President & Chief Financial Officer

Amy Weaver is President and CFO at Salesforce. As CFO, Amy is responsible for leading Salesforce’s global finance organization. Before her appointment in 2021, Amy was Chief Legal Officer. She built the global legal and corporate affairs organizations at Salesforce and drove many of the company’s most important strategic and operational initiatives, from deepening customer and government relationships to executing complex financial transactions. Before Salesforce, she was EVP and General Counsel at Univar and SVP and Deputy General Counsel at Expedia Group. Amy also practiced law at Cravath, Swaine & Moore and at Perkins Coie. Prior to entering private practice, she served as a legislative aide for the Hong Kong Legislative Council and as a clerk on the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Amy currently serves on the board of directors of McDonald’s and Habitat for Humanity International. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Amy holds a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and a B.A. from Wellesley College.
  • Last Updated: 03/07/2024
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Nathalie Scardino, President & Chief People Officer, Salesforce

Nathalie Scardino, President & Chief People Officer, Salesforce

Nathalie Scardino is President & Chief People Officer at Salesforce. She’s responsible for leading the Global Employee Success organization, which includes hiring and employee engagement, talent development, and cultivating Salesforce’s high-performance ’Ohana culture. Previously, Nathalie served as the company’s head of recruiting, onboarding, and employee learning — a unique role focused on the full candidate lifecycle from recruiting and onboarding to ongoing employee development and upskilling. With more than a decade at Salesforce, Nathalie has played a vital role in key company milestones, including the Racial Equality and Justice Task Force designed to accelerate the company’s equality efforts. Prior to joining Salesforce, Nathalie worked at Reed Elsevier (now RELX Group), starting in sales and then moving into executive search focused on the technology and digital transformation practice. She was responsible for identifying C-suite and senior-level leadership talent, in addition to driving succession planning for both public and early-stage companies. Nathalie serves on the board of San Francisco Youth Theatre, a nonprofit transforming communities through accessible opportunities in theater arts creation, education, and performance. Nathalie holds a B.A. from Goldsmiths, University of London, and lives in San Francisco with her husband and their two sons.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Suzanne DiBianca - Executive Vice President & Chief Impact Officer

Suzanne DiBianca - Executive Vice President & Chief Impact Officer

Suzanne DiBianca is EVP and Chief Impact Officer at Salesforce. In this role, she leads Salesforce’s stakeholder capitalism strategy, including the company’s global corporate relations, sustainability, and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategy, with a depth of focus on climate action programs on the global journey to net zero emissions. Suzanne also oversees Salesforce’s corporate philanthropy initiatives, which include supporting nonprofits focused on climate resilience, education, and workforce development. Suzanne has worked at Salesforce for more than 20 years and was previously Co-Founder and President of the Salesforce Foundation and Salesforce.org. Under Suzanne’s leadership, Salesforce’s pioneering 1-1-1 model of integrated corporate philanthropy has been adopted by tens of thousands of companies across 130 countries. Suzanne previously led Salesforce’s Ventures Impact Fund, which focuses on investing in next-generation cloud companies driving positive social change, and oversaw the company’s Salesforce military program, which focuses on upskilling and hiring veterans. Suzanne serves on multiple councils for the United Nations and the World Economic Forum. She is a board director and trustee at the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a board director at South Pole, and serves on the advisory board of Pledge 1%, Jane Goodall Institute, and Lightrock. She has been recognized on TIME’s inaugural 100 Most Influential Climate Leaders in Business for 2023 list. She has a degree in economics from the University of Colorado Boulder.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Ariel Kelman, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce

Ariel Kelman, President & Chief Marketing Officer, Salesforce

Ariel Kelman is President and CMO at Salesforce, where he oversees worldwide marketing efforts. In this role, Ariel is responsible for building the Salesforce brand and creating customer demand around the globe. Prior to rejoining Salesforce in 2023, Ariel served as the CMO at Oracle and AWS. He previously worked at Salesforce from 2005 to 2011 and held a number of roles, including Vice President of Product Marketing for Platform. Ariel holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Kendall Collins, Chief Business Officer & Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff, Salesforce

Kendall Collins, Chief Business Officer & Chief of Staff to Marc Benioff, Salesforce

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.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Miguel Milano, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce

Miguel Milano, President & Chief Revenue Officer, Salesforce

Miguel Milano is President and Chief Revenue Officer at Salesforce. In his role, Miguel is responsible for accelerating customer success by leading worldwide sales and distribution of Salesforce products and services. Miguel rejoined Salesforce after having successfully led Salesforce international sales organizations across Asia-Pacific; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); and Latin America from 2011–2020. Most recently, he served as co-owner and Chief Revenue Officer for Celonis, leading the sales, customer success, and partner organizations. Previously, he was a member of the EMEA executive management team at Oracle and held leadership positions in several other leading global companies, including McKinsey and Telefónica. Miguel holds a B.S. and M.S.E. in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and an MBA from Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Sabastian Niles, President & Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

Sabastian Niles, President & Chief Legal Officer, Salesforce

Sabastian Niles is President and Chief Legal Officer of Salesforce. Salesforce empowers companies of every size and industry to connect with their customers through the power of data + AI + CRM + trust. Sabastian is a member of the executive leadership team reporting to Salesforce Chair and CEO Marc Benioff and a strategic advisor to Salesforce and its board of directors. In his Chief Legal Officer role, he oversees Salesforce’s global legal and corporate affairs teams, including global government affairs, and works to advance Salesforce’s global growth and effectiveness priorities and uphold Salesforce’s values of trust, customer success, innovation, equality and sustainability. Prior to joining Salesforce, Sabastian was a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, where he worked with U.S. and international companies navigating corporate transformations, creating value through innovation, and sustaining stakeholder trust. His wide-ranging client work included developing and leading teams advising CEOs, boards of directors, and senior executives on corporate governance, enterprise risk oversight, strategic and financial investments, alliances, mergers and acquisitions. He advised companies in anticipating and resolving activist investor campaigns, advancing sustainability priorities, strengthening stakeholder and shareholder relationships, and deepening corporate purpose to create value and fortify culture. Sabastian is a member of the Aspen Institute’s Business & Society board of advisors, an elected fellow of the American College of Governance Counsel, a member of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware and an Advisory Board member of the Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership at Columbia Law School. He is also a director of the nonprofit organization Literacy Partners, which focuses on empowering families, adult learners, caregivers, and children through the power of literacy, education, and language skills. Sabastian earned a law degree from Harvard Law School, where he co-founded the Harvard Association of Law and Business. He received degrees in finance, economics, and decision and information sciences from the University of Maryland.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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David Schmaier, President & Chief Product Officer, Salesforce

David Schmaier, President & Chief Product Officer, Salesforce

David Schmaier is the President and CPO at Salesforce, where he is responsible for the company’s global product strategy and vision. With more than three decades of experience in enterprise software, CRM, and industry-specific verticals, David helps customers map and realize their visions for digital transformation — and do so with speed, flexibility, and scale. Before his appointment in February 2021, David was the CEO for Salesforce Industries. David joined Salesforce through the company’s acquisition of Vlocity, where he was the Co-Founder and CEO from 2014 to 2020. Before founding Vlocity, David was the EVP at Siebel Systems. David serves as a strategic advisory board member for Genstar Capital and is a cabinet board member for the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard. He holds a B.A. in mechanical engineering from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Denise Dresser, CEO, Slack

Denise Dresser, CEO, Slack

Denise Dresser is the CEO of Slack. For over 20 years, Denise has spearheaded business transformations within many of the world’s largest and most innovative companies. At Slack and as a part of Salesforce, Denise leads the team of Slack technologists, product innovators, marketers, communicators, and customer success professionals who are grounded in Slack’s mission to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. Denise previously served as President of Accelerated Industries Sales at Salesforce, leading the distribution and go-to-market strategy for some of Salesforce’s most strategic accounts and for the company’s industry-leading cloud solutions. Prior to Salesforce, she was a sales leader at Oracle. Denise graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She is a member of the Ad Council Board of Directors, a passionate mentor to future women leaders and top talent, and the executive sponsor for ALSForce, a Salesforce equality group focused on raising awareness about ALS. Denise is based in San Francisco and is the mom to two amazing teenage boys.
  • Last Updated: 02/28/2024
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Srini Tallapragada - President & Chief Engineering Officer

Srini Tallapragada is President and Chief Engineering Officer of Salesforce. Srini leads a global engineering team responsible for building, securing, and delivering the real-time Salesforce Customer 360 and Hyperforce, a reimagining of the company’s platform architecture that empowers customers to securely deploy Salesforce apps and services from anywhere. Before his appointment to his current role in 2019, Srini was President, EVP, and SVP of Engineering at Salesforce. In his role as Head of Engineering for Salesforce for more than 10 years, Srini has been responsible for delivering product and platform innovations, including Lightning, Einstein, Hyperforce, and Genie. Before joining Salesforce in 2012, Srini held roles at Oracle and SAP leading the development of core enterprise software applications. Srini holds a PGDM from XLRI in Jamshedpur, India, and a BTech in computer science from the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in Warangal, India. Srini also serves as an independent director on the board of GoDaddy.
  • Last Updated: 02/26/2024
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Juan Perez - EVP and Chief Information Officer

Juan Perez - EVP and Chief Information Officer

Juan Perez is EVP and CIO at Salesforce. He is responsible for the global IT team, driving digital strategy, and the technical integration of newly acquired companies. Juan also partners closely with customers to advise on their digital transformations. Juan joined Salesforce in 2022 from UPS where he was CIO and Engineering Officer and a member of the Executive Leadership Team. Juan was a key part of UPS’ adoption of new technologies, including AI, virtual assistants, and virtual reality solutions for driver training. He was also responsible for all technology, including operations, airline, automation, sortation, and customer and back-office systems. Juan has been named a Top Latino Leader by the Council for Latino Workplace Equity, received the Distinguished Mexican Abroad award from the Mexican government, and received the Forbes CIO Innovation Award for his work on UPS’ Global Smart Logistics Network. Juan is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers and serves as a program evaluator for the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). He also serves on the board of the Hershey Company and the advisory boards for the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at the University of Southern California and the School of Business at Georgia Tech. Most recently, Juan was honored with the Héctor P. García Legacy Award, the National Latino Leadership Conference’s Legacy award that celebrates the dedicated service and accomplishments of Dr. Héctor P. García, a physician, military veteran, and advocate for the rights of Latinos in the U.S. Juan holds a B.S. in industrial and systems engineering and an M.S. in computer and manufacturing engineering from the University of Southern California.
  • Last Updated: 02/26/2024
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Sarah Franklin - President & Chair of the Advisory Board

Sarah Franklin is President & Chair of the Advisory Board, which helps guide Salesforce’s strategy into new markets internationally. Sarah has been at Salesforce for more than 15 years and has held a variety of executive leadership roles. Most recently, she was Chief Marketing Officer, leading a world-class marketing organization and driving awareness for Salesforce globally. Prior to that, she was EVP and GM of Platform and AppExchange where she led Salesforce’s developer initiatives with a focus on democratizing technology. She is passionate about empowering everyone to pursue successful careers in technology and bridging the skills and equality gaps by making technology accessible to all. Throughout her career, Sarah has often been one of the only women on her team. Witnessing the inequality of women and minorities in STEM careers inspired her to help spark the Trailblazer movement by launching Trailhead, Salesforce’s gamified online learning platform which has helped 19 million people worldwide become successful technologists. Sarah has been listed as number six on Forbes’ Most Influential CMO list, named a “CMO to Watch” by Business Insider, and received a Brand Genius Award from Adweek. She holds a dual degree in chemical engineering and biochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • Last Updated: 08/15/2023
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Alex Dayon - President and Chairman of Salesforce Advisory Board

Alex Dayon is President & Chairman of the Salesforce Advisory Board. The Salesforce Advisory Board is a network of CEOs and leaders who advise Marc Benioff, the Board of Directors, and Salesforce officers on strategic directions for the company as well as act as ambassadors of the company with customers’ C-Suite. Dayon, who holds several patents, has held several executive positions at Salesforce, most recently President and Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to that, Dayon led the Salesforce product organization for 10 years, growing the product portfolio from $1B of annual revenue to $10B. Dayon joined Salesforce in 2008 through the acquisition of InStranet, a leading knowledge-base company where he was a founder and served as its CEO. Prior to InStranet, Dayon was a founding member of Business Objects SA where he led the product group for more than 10 years. Dayon holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from CentraleSupelec in France.
  • Last Updated: 08/09/2022
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