David is Country Leader and General Manager at Salesforce Ireland. Based at the company’s Irish headquarters in Dublin, David leads the company's 1,800+ workforce in Ireland. Additionally, David is Salesforce's Senior Vice President for EMEA Corporate Relations and sits on the Salesforce European Leadership Team.
Dr. Dempsey is an original co-founder of Salesforce Europe bringing Salesforce into Europe in 2000. Under David’s leadership he has overseen the growth of the European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) division of Salesforce from a three person Irish start up to a pan-European business with offices across Europe including regional hubs in Dublin, London, Paris, Amsterdam and Munich.
Prior to establishing Salesforce EMEA, David held executive positions at Oracle, in both the UK and at home, including nine years spent as Head of Ireland Consulting Services. David is a certified Member of the Institute of Directors and has both an MBA (2005) and DBA (2015) from Waterford Institute of Technology. His recent book 'Industry Trends in Cloud Computing' was published by Palgrave MacMillan in 2018.