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Salesforce Appoints Denise Dresser CEO of Slack, Replacing Jones

CIO Insider Team | Tuesday, 14 November, 2023
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Salesforce Inc. named Denise Dresser Slack's new CEO, making the longtime insider the third head of the company's communications unit in the past year.

"Denise is an incredible business leader who has succeeded at every level of her career at Salesforce," says Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, on social media X. Slack is a unit of Salesforce.

Dresser takes the helm at Slack after the previous CEO, Lidiane Jones, announced earlier this month she was leaving to take up the position at dating app Bumble Inc.

Salesforce bought Slack for about $28 billion in 2021 amid skepticism about whether the then-startup was a good fit with the company known for its market-leading customer relations management software.

Salesforce as of late started an enlisting campaign after months of cutbacks and budget cuts. Benioff has said he needs to contract 3,000 individuals as the company slopes up its generative AI endeavors.

Benioff has without a doubt brought back a few ‘boomerangs,’ or representatives who cleared out Salesforce on their claim and chosen to come back, within the past few months. One of them is Ariel Kelman, Oracle's previous chief promoting officer, who cleared out Salesforce in 2011.

The deal, which is Salesforce’s largest to date, fit Benioff’s penchant for purchasing companies to expand Salesforce’s line of products and spur increased revenue growth.

Early this year, Salesforce cut 10 percent of its workforce — near to 8,000 individuals — as a portion of a rebuilding arrangement implied to fulfill dissident financial specialists forcing the company to up its benefit edges.

Since the layoffs, Salesforce has centered escalation on worker efficiency and execution, which rank-and-file workers have said were not as scrutinized in the past.

The deal, which is Salesforce’s largest to date, fit Benioff’s penchant for purchasing companies to expand Salesforce’s line of products and spur increased revenue growth.

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