SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Salesforce.com
(NYSE: CRM), the global leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM), today announced that it has expanded its Asia-Pacific executive team, appointing Stephen J. Russell as chief executive officer of the region. Russell, who will report to salesforce.com president Jim Steele, brings more than 25 years of experience in the Asia-Pacific market, with sales, marketing and leadership positions in the logistics, information and supply chain industries. Russell will be based in Singapore.
"Stephen brings a powerful wealth of experience and expertise to our global team," said Jim Steele, president of salesforce.com. "We're confident the expansion of our Asia-Pacific executive team is well-timed to meet the increasing demand from the region."
Prior to joining salesforce.com, Russell was president of SEKO Global Logistics based in Asia, having been named company leader after serving as senior vice president of EGL Eagle Global Logistics, where he directed worldwide sales and managed the implementation of the company's global sales on demand service from salesforce.com. The system supported 1000 subscribers in 50 countries.
"Having been a customer of salesforce.com, I know first-hand the incredible flexibility and functionality of its applications," said Russell. "With the recent introduction of the AppExchange, salesforce.com can now offer customers in Asia a whole new level of freedom and choice in on-demand applications. I'm excited to be at the leading edge of that revolution in a region that shows a lot of enthusiasm for Internet-based technologies."
Salesforce.com is the market and technology leader in on-demand customer relationship management (CRM). The company's Salesforce family of on-demand applications enables customers to manage and share all of their sales, support, marketing and partner information on demand. AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand platform, allows customers to customize and integrate the Salesforce family to meet their unique business needs, and build whole new powerful applications quickly and easily. Those applications are available via AppExchange, salesforce.com's on-demand application sharing service. Customers can also take advantage of salesforce.com's world-class training, support, consulting and best practices offerings.
As of July 31, 2005, salesforce.com manages customer information for approximately 16,900 customers and approximately 308,000 paying subscribers including Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), America Online (AOL), Automatic Data Processing (ADP), Avis/Budget Rent A Car (Cendant Rental Car Group), Dow Jones Newswires, Nokia, Polycom and SunTrust. Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com services should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "CRM". For more information please visit www.salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.
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