- Salesforce recently underwent a reorganization that elevated Brian Millham to COO.
- A leaked organizational chart shows key reports to co-CEOs Bret Taylor and Marc Benioff.
- Bret Taylor, named co-CEO last year, oversees 11 top executives, while Marc Benioff has two.
Since joining Salesforce when he bought his startup Quip in 2016 for $750 million, Bret Taylor’s star at the company has been meteoric: from chief product officer to chief operating officer and , in November, to co-CEO alongside founder Marc Benioff.
Along with that, a major organizational shake-up has occurred, with many people responsible for day-to-day operations now reporting to Taylor, according to an organizational chart reviewed by Insider.
This organizational chart only shows two executives reporting to Benioff. That’s compared to May 2021, when Insider viewed an org chart showing Benioff with 13 direct reports, including then-COO Bret Taylor.
The Salesforce organization has seen other significant changes since then, including last week when it announced that its head of customer success, Brian Millham, would take over the company’s sales operations and be named director of sales. exploitation.
And former chief commercial officer Ryan Aytay is now president and chief revenue officer of Tableau, the analytics division that Salesforce acquired in 2019 for $15.7 billion. He previously reported to Benioff, but is no longer directly reporting to either co-CEO, according to the chart reviewed by Insider.
Meanwhile, a number of executives also left. Departures in the past year include:
- Heather Conklin, former SVP and GM of Trailhead (now COO of people development startup Torch).
- Tony Prophet, former Head of Equality and Recruitment (now Dolby Board Member and Board Advisor to business intelligence startup Aviso AI)
- Sean Alpert, former SVP of Marketing (now SVP of Marketing at pipeline generation startup Qualified)
- Ozlem Yuksel, former Chief Marketing Officer (now VP of Google Americas and Global Client and Agency Operations)
- Rob Ferguson, Executive Vice President of Sales (now CRO at Automation Anywhere).
- Randy Kern, former EVP Chief Customer Technology Officer (now CTO of payments startup Marqueta).
- Tony Rodoni, former Executive Vice President of Emerging Companies (now Advisor at Bessemer Venture Partners).
- Andy Kofoid, former President of North America (now President of Global Field Operations at Databricks).
- Michael Kostow, former executive vice president and general manager of Marketing Cloud (most recently chief commercial officer of event management startup Hopin).
- Adi Kuruganti, former SVP and GM of Experience Cloud (now Product Manager at Automation Anywhere).
- Sue Shanabrook, former EVP of Infrastructure Services Engineering (now VP of Resilience Engineering at Cloudflare).
- Anna Heery, former Vice President of Strategic Partnerships (now Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Initiatives at LogicMonitor).
- Simon Mulcahy, former chief innovation officer (now president of sustainability at TIME).
- Alyene Schneidewind, former CRO of Salesforce Anywhere and Strategic Partnerships (now Chief Performance Officer of LogicMonitor).
Benioff once had a co-CEO. Keith Block stepped into that co-CEO position in 2018 before announcing his departure in February 2020. Taylor was also named vice president (another role Block held before leaving) in November 2021.
Taylor was instrumental in the acquisition of Slack by Salesforce for $27.7 billion at the end of 2020. In addition to his role at Salesforce, he is chairman of the board of directors of Twitter and has since been immersed in a battle with Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk over the acquisition of the company.