Marc R. Benioff

Marc R. Benioff
  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Salesforce

Marc Benioff is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce.com. He founded the company in 1999 with a vision to create an on-demand information management service to replace traditional enterprise software technology. Benioff is regarded as the leader of what he has termed “The End of Software”, the now-proven belief that multi-tenant, on-demand applications democratize information by delivering immediate benefits at reduced risks and costs. Under Benioff’s direction, Salesforce.com has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the market and technology leader in on-demand business services. Prior to launching Salesforce.com, Benioff, a quarter century veteran of the software industry, spent 13 years at Oracle Corporation. Benioff received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Southern California in 1986. In 2008, for his thought and action leadership in corporate responsibility, CRO Magazine named him Chief Executive Officer of the Year.