Salesforce is announcing a new key hire today—former Microsoft vet Matt Miszewski will join the CRM giant as Senior Vice President Global Public Sector. In his new role, Miszewski will help lead Salesforce .com’s global public sector initiatives to help governments adopt cloud computing.
Miszewski was formerly the general manager of Worldwide Government for Microsoft, where he advised national, regional and local government leaders on technology that supports their individual policy agendas and their citizens.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Miszewski was CIO for the state of Wisconsin where he oversaw the state’s approximately $400 million annual investment in information technology and was a strategic advisor in the governor’s cabinet.
For Salesforce, this represents a big push in expanding its client base into the public sector. The company also recently brought on enterprise tech visionary JP Rangaswami as Chief Scientist.