Keith Block

  • Salesforce keeps rolling with another monster quarter, as it sets $20 billion revenue goal

    Salesforce keeps rolling with another monster quarter, as it sets $20 billion revenue goal

    Ho hum, Salesforce announced its quarterly earnings yesterday and the news was all good once again with revenue up 25 percent to $2.68 billion. The company has blown through its $10 billion yearly revenue goal and has boldly set one for $20 billion by FY2022. I wouldn’t put it passed them. The company also announced some big executive moves. More on that later Salesforce is the anti-IBM. Read More

  • The method in Salesforce’s M&A madness

    The method in Salesforce’s M&A madness

    Salesforce has been on a shopping spree this year, spending in the neighborhood of $5-6 billion on 10 companies. That’s why it was interesting to hear company president, vice chairman and COO, Keith Block talk about what they look for in an acquisition target at a press conference at Dreamforce this week. This is particularly true in the context of rumors that Salesforce was interested… Read More

  • Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    Keith Block talks life at Salesforce and being a Boston sports fan in San Francisco

    The day I met Keith Block at the Salesforce World Tour in Boston he was relaxing in a suite at the Hynes Convention Center, a man at ease with his considerable responsibilities as vice chairman, president and COO at Salesforce. His Twitter bio, like mine, also lists him as a Boston sports fan. We had a lot to talk about. The day we chatted, Block had been front and center at the… Read More

  • Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce Adds COO To Keith Block’s List Of Executive Titles

    Salesforce announced today that vice chairman and president Keith Block was also taking the role of Chief Operating Office at the cloud CRM giant. That gives him three major executive roles and a seat on Salesforce’s board for those keeping score at home. When Salesforce landed Block a couple of years ago, it was a major coup for them. Block had spent more than 25 years at rival Oracle… Read More