Salesforce Drama

As Elliott withdraws Salesforce board nominations, activist pressure could be easing

When Elliott announced it was withdrawing its slate of Salesforce board candidates, it seems that some activist pressure had been lifted.

More layoff misery could be coming to Salesforce

On Friday, Bloomberg reported that more layoffs could be on the way at Salesforce, quoting chief operating officer Brian Millham, who indicated that the company could be adding to the ongoing job cutt

Activist investor Elliott ditches director nomination plans for Salesforce

Activist investor Elliott Investment Management won't be proceeding with plans to nominate directors to Salesforce's board.

The long goodbye at Salesforce continues with more layoffs reported today

It would be easy to think that when Salesforce announced that it was laying off 10% of the workforce in January that it would let those folks know, and it would be over with — but some employees

Will one good quarter appease the activist investors dogging Salesforce?

After Salesforce delivered a stellar quarter, will it help get rid of the bevy of activist investors dogging the company?

Salesforce strikes back

It would be an understatement to say that Salesforce has been having a rough ride of late — from activist pressure to executive departures and layoffs — it seems like everyone was piling onto a co

Elliott has nominated its own slate of candidates for Salesforce board

Elliott Management, one of five activist investors working inside of Salesforce, has nominated a slate of candidates to the Salesforce board of directors. This move, which was confirmed by sources to

With 5 activists in the mix, Salesforce will report earnings Wednesday

When Salesforce reports earnings on Wednesday, it could be a critical report for the company with five activist investors circling.

Salesforce yields to activist pressure with harsh new policies for engineers, salespeople

Salesforce is looking at new ways to cut costs as activist investors continue to put pressure on the company. Today, Insider was reporting that the company is implementing much stricter performance me

Can 4 activist investors play nice in the Salesforce sandbox?

What do the investors want from Salesforce, which is hardly in full distress? Sure, the stock is down, but it raked in $8 billion last quarter. That could be why they're so interested.

Some Salesforce employees just found out they’re part of the 10% layoff announced last month

When Salesforce announced it was laying off 10% of its workforce last month, you might have assumed that meant that everyone who was affected was informed at that time. With social media flush with pe

Board changes could signal Salesforce’s willingness to appease activist investors

A week ago activist investor Elliott Management announced it had made a multibillion-dollar investment in Salesforce. By Friday, the company announced it was bringing in three new board members, and T

As activist investors target Salesforce, what’s next for the CRM giant?

With two activist investors taking significant stakes in Salesforce, Marc Benioff will be challenged in ways he probably hasn't been before.

No rest for Salesforce as activist investor Elliott Management takes multibillion-dollar stake in company

It’s been a tumultuous time at Salesforce recently, and it’s not getting any quieter soon. The Wall Street Journal reported last night that the company now needs to deal with activist investor Ell

Salesforce turmoil continues into new year, as recent layoffs attest

Salesforce has been having a rough go of it lately, and the new year brought little relief with news it was laying off 10% of its workforce.

Benioff’s reported Slack statement muddles message about Salesforce’s view of WFH

CNBC reported on Friday that Marc Benioff sent a message on the company Slack channel that newer employees weren’t as productive. He questioned if this was due to working from home since COVID, and

Salesforce ends 2022 in an unusually turbulent position

Is this a short-term glitch in a bad year for all SaaS companies or a series of moves that could be indicative of something more worrisome at Salesforce?

Slack’s new CEO, Lidiane Jones, brings two decades of product experience to the job

We've heard a lot about Stewart Butterfield stepping down as Slack CEO, but less about his successor, Lidiane Jones.

Report indicates friction prior to Bret Taylor’s resignation from Salesforce

It seems that maybe Salesforce co-founder and CEO Marc Benioff was protesting a bit too much when he gave what seemed like a genuinely heartfelt goodbye to his protégé, Bret Taylor, last week, insis

As Butterfield exits stage left, it’s fair to wonder what’s happening at Salesforce

Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield was the third Salesforce exec to step down in less than a week.
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