Marc Benioff

Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Salesforce.com, Inc. (Investment Management)
Salesforce.org
Salesforce.com Foundation

RelSci Relationships

6052

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

09/25/1964 - San Francisco, CA, United States

Age

54

Number of Awards

54

Estimated Net Worth

$4B

Relationships
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Co-Chief Executive Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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General Counsel & President, Legal & Corporate Affairs at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Chairman at Hassenfeld Family Initiatives

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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com Foundation

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Partner at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at salesforce.com Co., Ltd.

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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Chief Technology Officer at Salesforce.com Foundation

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President & Chief Financial Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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President & Chief Strategy Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Former Director of Public Relations Campaigns at The OutCast Agency

Since opening their doors in 1997, their values have remained the same: Excellence. Integrity. Balance. Combined, these values build the culture of The OutCast Agency. They’re how they measure ourselves internally and what they look for in new colleagues. They are the driving principles for the work they do, their interactions with clients and each other, and their individual and collective ambitions. They pair strategy with execution to build integrated brand experiences for consumer and enterprise companies. Through communications and marketing, they breathe life into brand stories. Their client’s business goals serve as their guide. They collectively own their clients’ challenges and share in their successes, because achieving the best for their partners takes all of us.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Class of 1986

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Attendee
Class of 1982

Burlingame High School is a public high school in Burlingame, California, United States. It is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD).

Memberships
Member
Current

The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Founder
2000 - Current

Marc Benioff launched the Salesforce.com Foundation in 2000. Salesforce.com Foundation—now a multimillion-dollar global organization—which established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves.

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
1999 - Current
Co-Founder
1999 - Current

Salesforce.com, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. Salesforce.com offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Boards & Committees
Member, National Leadership Council
Prior

Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization, with a mission to surround students with a community of support empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. For more than 30 years, CIS has connected needed community resources with schools. By bringing caring adults and a wide variety of services into schools to address children’s unmet needs, CIS provides a linkbetween educators and the community. The results of CIS’s model are that teachers are free to teach and students, many at risk of dropping out, have the opportunity to focus on learning. To help students stay in school, we identify and bring together in one place – public schools – all the resources and services available in the community that kids need to be successful. These services vary from one community to the next and from state to state and address specific needs such as academic support, mentoring, health care, family strengthening, career development, summer and after-school programs, alternative education models, and service learning. Today, the CIS network is comprised of nearly 5,000 passionate professionals working in close to 200 local affiliate nonprofits in 26 states and the District of Columbia, as well as 53,000 community volunteers, serving nearly than 1.5 million young people in more than 2,400 schools around the nation.

Member, Executive Council
Prior

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy is the only international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy. CECP’s mission is to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. We offer our members essential resources, including a proprietary online benchmarking tool, networking programs, research, and opportunities for best-practice sharing. CECP believes that discipline applies to philanthropy, like any other business function. When companies demonstrate programmatic effectiveness, fiscal accountability, and good stewardship in their philanthropic programs, society and business both stand to benefit greatly. Through innovative programs like those aimed at eradicating disease or raising childhood literacy rates, companies can also improve employee retention and heighten brand recognition.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$20M
2016

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

$100K - $250K
2015

College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently under-represented in higher education. We actively engage students over the course of eight years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college (whereas, nationally, the college graduation rate of low-income students is 22%). Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.

$100M
2014

UCSF's innovative, collaborative approaches for patient care, research and education span disciplines across the life sciences and make it a world leader in scientific discovery and its translation into improved health.

Political Donations
$2,700
2015

Senator at Office of the Senator from California, Kamala Harris

$6,542
2014

Former Governor of California

$27.2K
2014

Former Governor of California

Transactions
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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Nuritas Ltd. provides bioinformatics technology services. It offers products for human health and nutrition, cosmetics and personal care, animal health and nutrition. The firm's disruptive approach to discovery combines artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to data-mine billions of molecules. The company was founded by Nora Khaldi and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Yubico AB provides technology to quickly and securely log on to websites and networks. Its products include Yubikeys and YubiHSM. Yubikeys is engaged in mobile authentication. YubiHSM offers encryption, decryption, and storage of servers. The company was founded by Stina Ehrensvärd in 2007 and is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Blokable, Inc. develops and manufactures bloks, connectable and stackable modules. It specializes in housing, architecture, and engineering. The company was founded by Aaron Holm, Nelson Del Rio, Timothy Miller, Michael Duncan and Blair Barnes in March 2016 and is headquartered in Seattle, WA.

Public Holdings
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Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati PC

Awards & Honors
Rank #441
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #3
2017
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #495
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Creative Works
Author

Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well

Author

Behind the Cloud : The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry

Author

The Business of Changing the World : 20 Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy

Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
-Los Angeles, CA
2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

People - Opportunities - Solutions

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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