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Marc Benioff

Chairman and CEO, Salesforce

Marc Benioff is the Chairman and CEO of Salesforce, which he co-founded in 1999.  Under Benioff’s direction, Salesforce a software as a service (SaaS) company that distributes business software on a subscription basis, has grown from a groundbreaking idea into a publicly traded company that is the leader in enterprise cloud computing. Benioff is the recipient of many awards for pioneering innovation, including the 2007 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2000, he launched the Salesforce.com Foundation—now a multimillion-dollar global organization. Most recently, the San Francisco Business Times named Benioff “2009 Executive of the Year.” Salesforce has received a Wall Street Journal Technology Innovation Award, has been lauded as one of BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, was named number 7 on the Wired 40, and was selected for the past two years as a Top Ten Disrupter by Forbes.