Marc Benioff

Marc  Benioff

Salesforce.com's chairman and CEO is Marc Benioff. In 1999, he launched the company with the goal of developing an on-demand customer relationship management (CRM) solution to replace existing corporate software. Salesforce.com has developed from a ground-breaking idea to a publicly traded firm that is the market and technological leader in on-demand business services under Benioff's leadership. Benioff has been dedicated to using information technology to create positive social change throughout his career. In 2000, he founded the Salesforce Foundation, which is now a multibillion-dollar global organization that pioneered the 1% model, in which a corporation donates 1% of revenues, 1% of stock, and 1% of employee hours to the communities it serves.

The Business of Transforming the World and Compassionate Capitalism are two of Benioff's books. Participants of the World Economic Forum designated Benioff a Global Leader of Tomorrow, recognizing his commitment to finding answers to global difficulties. Benioff is one of 100 business, political, and cultural leaders committed to addressing social issues.