Salesforce.com (NYSE:CRM), the market and technology leader in on-demand business services, today announced that Geoffrey A. Dodge, age 47, will be joining the Company on September 17, 2007 as Senior Vice President, Media Sales. Dodge joins salesforce.com after serving as Senior Vice President and Publisher of BusinessWeek since 2004, where he was responsible for setting and implementing the overall sales and marketing strategy for BusinessWeek and its affiliates. At salesforce.com, he will report to Executive Vice President of Sales, Dave Orrico, and will be responsible for driving further adoption of salesforce.com’s award-winning solutions in the media industry.
“The media and publishing industry is ripe for the benefits of our on-demand model,” said Dave Orrico, Executive Vice President of Sales, salesforce.com. “We are excited to have Geoff join the salesforce.com team to leverage his vast experience and relationships in the media industry and build on the momentum we already have in this market.”
As Senior Vice President and Publisher at BusinessWeek, Dodge was responsible for setting and implementing the overall sales and marketing strategy for BusinessWeek SmallBiz, BusinessWeek Online, and BusinessWeek T.V. During his tenure, he was honored with the McGraw Hills 2005 Corporate Achievement Award, and named the Most Innovative Consumer Magazine Publisher in 2005 by B-to-B Magazine. Prior to this position, Dodge served as Associate Publisher of the publication, where he was responsible for U.S. sales. He joined BusinessWeek from serving as President and CEO of Media Space Solutions, and prior to that was Publisher of Money Magazine, a newspaper advertising planning and placement firm.
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. The company’s Salesforce suite of on-demand CRM applications allows customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on-demand. The Salesforce Platform, the world’s first on-demand platform, enables customers, developers and partners to build powerful new on-demand applications that extend beyond CRM to deliver the benefits of multi-tenancy and The Business Web across the enterprise. The Salesforce Platform allows applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via salesforce.com’s AppExchange directory, available at http://www.salesforce.com/appexchange. Customers can also take advantage of Successforce, salesforce.com’s world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of July 31, 2007, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 35,300 customers including ABN AMRO, Dow Jones Newswires, Japan Post, Kaiser Permanente, KONE, Sprint Nextel and SunTrust Banks. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM”.