The global leader in CRM, Salesforce, has a new co-CEO, known as much for his leadership in the company as for his experience and expertise within the industry.
Salesforce announced that Keith Block has been promoted to co-CEO by the company’s Board of Directors. Most recently, since 2016, Block has served as the company’s COO. Prior to that, since joining the company in 2013, he has served as the company’s President, Vice Chairman, and Director. He will report to the company’s Board of Directors and remain one of its board members.
Founder, co-CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Marc Benioff, said, “Keith has been my trusted partner in running Salesforce for the past five years, and I’m thrilled to welcome him as co-CEO. 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.”
In their new roles as co-CEOs, Benioff will remain Chairman of the Board and will continue to focus primarily on expanding the company’s vision and innovation, most specifically when it comes to culture, marketing, technology, and engagement of stakeholders. Block will be responsible for guiding the company in the areas of operations, execution of current and new plans, and focus on the company’s growth strategy.
Block, a former executive at Oracle, said about his promotion within the company, “Salesforce’s success is a testament to Marc’s visionary leadership, which has created an unparalleled culture of trust, innovation and equality, as well as a relentless focus on customer success. I’m honored to be co-CEO and to leverage each of our strengths as we lead Salesforce, our employees, customers and partners into the future.”
Salesforce is the worldwide leader in customer relationship management and is one of the top five fastest growing enterprise software companies. The company aims to bring in $23 billion in revenue by its fiscal year in 2022. The new co-CEO approach to leading the company will help to enable the company’s continued progress, innovation, and growth at scale.