Sources: Salesforce COO Bret Taylor told people close to him that he expects to be promoted to CEO soon (Kevin McLaughlin/The Information)
Sources: Salesforce COO Bret Taylor told people close to him that he expects to be promoted to CEO soon — What will Salesforce look like when its co-founder and CEO, Marc Benioff, finally passes the baton to someone else? — The tech industry may get to find out sooner rather than later.
It’s rumored that Salesforce will soon be led by Taylor instead of Benioff as its CEO
Salesforce’s Bret Taylor has told confidants that he expects to be named CEO of the company in the coming months, replacing the company’s legendary founder, Marc Benioff, who served in that position for more than two decades. As a result of these changes, will Salesforce be able to remake its reputation of placing sales and marketing above product development in order to regain its market share?
Can you imagine what Salesforce will look like once Marc Benioff, the co-founder and CEO of the company, passes the baton from one generation to the next?
There is a possibility that the tech industry will find out sooner rather than later. According to two people with direct knowledge of the matter, Salesforce’s No. 2 executive, Bret Taylor, confided to people close to him in recent months that he expects to be promoted to the CEO position of the company within the next year or so. In the event that that promotion does happen, that would be one of the most significant changes to the company’s leadership in its history. Benioff has been leading Salesforce for the past 20 years, and during that time, the company has transformed into a giant in the cloud software industry, with a market value of nearly $270 billion.
A change of guard might bring about significant changes at Salesforce as a result of the change of guard. As a result of Benioff’s efforts, Salesforce has grown into a machine that is known for its elaborate customer conferences, such as its Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, which has accompanying concerts featuring bands like Metallica and others, as well as other elaborate marketing events.