News : Salesforce.com Names Mark Hawkins as Next Chief Financial Officer
San Francisco, June 30, 2014 --Salesforce.com [NYSE: CRM] announces 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.
"I am absolutely delighted to be transitioning the CFO role to Mark, a tremendously experienced financial executive, whom I have known personally for several years," said Smith. "He's inheriting a great finance team, and will be instrumental in helping Marc and the salesforce.com executive team continue the company's amazing growth."
Hawkins holds an M.B.A in Finance from the University of Colorado, a B.A. from Michigan State University, and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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Published: Wednesday, July 2, 2014