Salesforce announced this week the promotion of Chief Operating Officer Keith Block to co-chief executive officer. Block will lead the company with current CEO and Co-Founder Marc Benioff.
Salesforce is a customer relationship management (CRM) platform with a suite of cloud-based applications to manage sales, marketing and and other customer-oriented functions. Benioff founded the company in 1999; it now has more than 10,000 employees and expects to deliver more than $10 billion in revenue this year.
Block joined the company in 2013 and has since served as vice chairman, president and a director. He has been COO since February 2016. Before he worked for Salesforce, Block was executive vice president of Oracle’s North America Sales and Consulting.