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30-year industry veteran to join salesforce.com on August 1, 2014, reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff
Current salesforce.com CFO Graham Smith, whose planned retirement was announced earlier this year, will remain employed by the company as an advisor reporting to Benioff until next year
SAN FRANCISCO, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM], the world's #1 CRM platform (http://www.salesforce.com/), today announced that Mark Hawkins will join the company as Chief Financial Officer, effective August 1, 2014. As salesforce.com CFO, Hawkins will be responsible for leading the company's global finance organization, reporting to salesforce.com Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.
Hawkins joins salesforce.com from Autodesk, Inc., where he served as CFO and executive vice president since 2009. He has more than 30 years of experience with leading finance organizations at global software and technology companies including Autodesk, Logitech, Dell, and Hewlett-Packard. At Autodesk, Hawkins oversaw more than 50 acquisitions and played a key role in the company's ongoing business model transformation, including its shift to cloud, mobile, and subscription services.
Current salesforce.com CFO Graham Smith, whose planned retirement was announced earlier this year, will remain employed full-time by the company as an advisor reporting to Benioff until March 31, 2015, to ensure a seamless transition. As salesforce.com's CFO since 2008, Smith built a world-class finance organization, managing the company's financial strategy, operations and systems through rapid growth as the company's annual revenue increased from $750 million when he joined the company in 2007 to more than $5 billion annual revenue which the company is projecting for fiscal year 2015. Smith also oversaw the integration of more than 30 acquisitions, as well as raising over $1.7 billion through convertible debt offerings.
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