Newly appointed Slack CEO Denise Dresser, Rocket Mortgage Chief Marketing Officer Casey Hurbis and Boston Consulting Group Managing Director and Partner Shilpa Sharma converse throughout Vox Media’s Code Conference in Beverly Hills, California, on Sept. 7, 2022.
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Longtime Salesforce govt Denise Dresser has been appointed CEO of Slack, Salesforce co-founder and chief govt Marc Benioff introduced Monday.
Dresser turns into the third CEO of the Salesforce unit because it was acquired by Salesforce in 2020. Her position as CEO is efficient instantly, a Salesforce spokesperson informed CNBC.
She has been a Salesforce govt for greater than 12 years, in line with her firm biography and LinkedIn profile, most just lately as president of accelerated industries. Dresser will take the highest job at Slack after its most up-to-date CEO, Lidiane Jones, accepted the chief govt position at courting app Bumble earlier this month. Jones’ new place as Bumble founder Whitney Wolfe Herd’s successor takes impact Jan. 2.
Jones will keep on by means of the yr to help Dresser with the transition, the spokesperson stated.
Dresser thanked each Benioff and Jones in a post on X, previously referred to as Twitter, on Monday morning. “It’s an honor to move this work forward,” she wrote.
“Denise is a collaborative technology leader who brings teams together and has inspired me and so many of us with her deep commitment to our values and to our customers and to the spirit of innovation,” Benioff said in his announcement on social media platform X.
Dresser has held a number of govt positions at Salesforce and serves on the Ad Council’s board of administrators. She is a graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst, and earlier than Salesforce, labored at each Oracle and former Big Five auditor Arthur Andersen.
Slack was acquired by Salesforce for $27.7 billion in a 2020 deal. Since the deal shut, quite a few senior Salesforce executives have left the corporate.
Most notably, Slack founder Stewart Butterfield and Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor departed within the span of two weeks in December 2022. Both had joined Salesforce after the businesses they based have been acquired. Butterfield’s departure led to Jones’ ascension, and Taylor’s departure got here a yr after he was promoted to co-CEO of Salesforce alongside founder Benioff. In a message to workers on the time, Butterfield stated his departure was unconnected to Taylor’s.
Salesforce shares are up practically 61% yr so far. At the open Monday, shares have been effectively off their 52-week low, set in December 2022, of $126.34.
— CNBC’s Ari Levy and Jordan Novet contributed to this report.