CRM supplier Salesforce appoints Keith Block as co-CEO

CRM supplier Salesforce announced the appointment of Keith Block as co-CEO. Keith Block will now report to Salesforce’s Board of Directors.
Salesforce co-CEOs Keith Block and Marc Benioff
Salesforce, the global leader in CRM and the fastest growing top five enterprise software company, said the co-CEO model enables Salesforce to drive toward its next milestone of $23 billion in revenue in FY22 and beyond.

Salesforce also announced the job allocation to two co-CEOs.

Marc Benioff, founder, chairman of the Board, and co-CEO of Salesforce, will lead the CRM vendor’s vision and innovation in areas including technology, marketing, stakeholder engagement and culture.

Keith Block will lead the technology company’s growth strategy, execution and operations.
Salesforce share in CRM market
Salesforce is the leader in the global CRM market — well ahead of Oracle, SAP, Microsoft and Adobe.

Keith Block served as Salesforce’s vice chairman, president and as a director since joining the company in June 2013, and most recently served as the company’s COO since February 2016.

“Keith has outstanding operational expertise and corporate leadership experience, and I could not be happier for his promotion and this next level of our partnership,” Marc Benioff said.

Salesforce will be announcing the company’s earnings report on August 29. The global CRM supplier reported first quarter revenue of $3.01 billion, registering an increase of 25 percent year-over-year.

Salesforce also announced that Parker Harris, Salesforce co-founder and chief technology officer, will join its Board of Directors.