In a bid to enhance its product line, Salesforce recently added another name to its top leadership. The global CRM leader announced that Bret Taylor will serve as its next President and Chief Product Officer and Alex Dayon will serve as President and Chief Strategy Officer. Taylor will be responsible for driving new product vision of the organization from design and development to go-to-market strategy. Dayon will take care of strategic initiatives and work in close quarters with customers of Salesforce. Both senior executives will report to Marc Benioff, the Chairman and CEO of Salesforce.
Speaking about the new hires, Benioff said, “We are fortunate to have two such exceptional technology leaders in Alex and Bret to help lead Salesforce’s next wave of growth, innovation and customer success.”
Taylor is the former CEO and cofounder of Quip. Quip was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. He comes with strong experience in developing products that are widely used by businesses and consumers. Prior to Quip, Taylor was Chief Technology Officer at Facebook, when the social media giant acquired his company, FriendFeed, in 2009. Prior to that, Taylor was associated with Google where he helped to create Google Maps.
Alex Dayon joined Salesforce in 2008 when the global CRM leader acquired the company he founded, InStranet. During his tenure at Salesforce, Dayon spearheaded various initiatives for expansion of the company’s product portfolio. He was responsible for the transformation of the company into a global leader in CRM solutions by creating solutions across functions like sales, services, marketing, and commerce.