Marc Benioff Bret Taylor

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While Salesforce cofounder and CEO Marc Benioff remains the face of the company, another top exec has recently joined him at the forefront: Bret Taylor. 

Taylor become chief operating officer in late 2019, having quickly risen through the ranks after Salesforce bought his collaboration startup Quip in 2016. And all signs point to his continued ascension: 

He was the mastermind behind Salesforce’s $27.7 billion deal to buy Slack and is being prepped for a promotion to a chief executive role, Reuters reported in March.

While Benioff still has a greater number of direct reports, a growing list of C-suite executives now report directly to Taylor, including newly minted chief product officer David Schmaier and new Tableau CEO Mark Nelson.

Insider consulted with multiple people close to the company to put together a list of which top execs are reporting to Benioff and which answer to Taylor. 

The list doesn’t include direct reports in operational roles (like chief of staff or security chief), but it covers all of the other top positions and paints a picture of Taylor’s growing responsibilities, as well as how he’s begun quietly taking over important parts of the business. 

Based on the list, Taylor …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Tech


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