Marc Benioff

Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Marc Benioff

Marc Benioff

Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Salesforce.com Foundation
Salesforce.com, Inc.
University of California, Santa Barbara - The Benioff Ocean Initiative at Marine Science Institute

RelSci Relationships

7793

Number of Boards

19

Birthday

09/25/1964 - San Francisco, CA, United States

Age

56

Number of Awards

54

Estimated Net Worth

$4B

Relationships
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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com Foundation

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Chairman at Hassenfeld Family Initiatives

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Former Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Advisor at Specright, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Chief Philanthropy Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Partner at Salesforce.com, Inc.

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Partner & Co-Founder at Geodesic Investments LLC

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Chief Financial Officer at Kite Pharma, Inc.

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Former Director of Public Relations Campaigns at The OutCast Agency

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Former Director of Public Relations Campaigns at The OutCast Agency

OutCast is a communications + marketing agency with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, DC. We put emerging companies on the map and help market leaders chart new growth. Our work spans development of multi-channel strategies, designing creative campaigns, and execution of essential go-to-market details. We help our clients boldly tackle their biggest challenges and drive growth.

Education
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Class of 1986

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

Attendee
Class of 1982

Burlingame High School is a public high school in Burlingame, California, United States. It is part of the San Mateo Union High School District (SMUHSD).

Memberships
Member
2019 - Current

Founded in 1964, the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) is a private, independent, nonprofit institution that provides engineering leadership in service to the nation. The mission of the National Academy of Engineering is to advance the well-being of the nation by promoting a vibrant engineering profession and by marshalling the expertise and insights of eminent engineers to provide independent advice to the federal government on matters involving engineering and technology.

Member
Current

The Business Roundtable advocates public policies that ensure economic growth. It considers public policy issues which contains groups like the construction users anti-inflation roundtable, a group devoted to containing construction costs; and the labor law study committee, made up of labor relations executives of major companies. The Business Roundtable was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

Member
Current

The Business Council is a voluntary association of business leaders whose members meet several times a year for the free exchange of ideas both among themselves and with thought leaders from many sectors. In its most fundamental form, the Council seeks to foster understanding through discussion. It promotes learning, best practice sharing and networking by its members with a view to making a contribution to our society, the global economy and to business generally. Since its founding more than 75 years ago, The Business Council membership has consisted of a group of current or former chief executive officers from a broad range of companies. All major industries are represented among the members of The Business Council. Because schedule demands on senior business executives are extensive, the Council provides an especially valuable opportunity to discuss major subjects in a broader ranging forum than is normally available in the course of business activities. As part of its process, the Council invites leaders in government, politics, academia, science, medicine, technology and other sectors to address the Council and to participate in its discussions. Council members hope that these discussions result in better understanding by their invited guests as well as by the members themselves. Today, the Council meets three times a year in a collegial atmosphere to share and explore ideas.As a gathering of peers from many fields, the Council is entirely an educational and deliberative forum. It never takes positions as an organization and does not advocate any policy or course of action. Individual members sometimes do present their own views in public discussions. But they do so as individuals, rather than as representatives of the Council.

Career History
Founder
2000 - Current

Marc Benioff launched the Salesforce.com Foundation in 2000. Salesforce.com Foundation—now a multimillion-dollar global organization—which established the “1-1-1 model,” whereby the company contributes one percent of product, one percent of equity, and one percent of employee hours back to the communities it serves.

Co-Founder
1999 - Current

Salesforce.com, Inc. provides enterprise cloud computing applications. It provides a comprehensive customer and collaboration relationship management service to businesses of all sizes and industries and also provides a technology platform for customers and developers to build and run applications. The company has designed and developed its applications to be easy-to-use and intuitive solutions that can be deployed rapidly, customized easily and integrated with other software applications. Salesforce.com offers its services on a subscription basis, primarily through its direct sales efforts and indirectly through partners. The company operates in one segment. It was founded by Marc Benioff, Parker Harris, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez in February 1999 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Co-Founder
2016 - ?

The Benioff Ocean Initiative is a new endeavor led by UCSB that aims to use marine research and marine scientists to help solve pervasive ocean problems— it’s an experimental model in innovating ways to translate university-powered research into tangible solutions to problems that affect ocean ecosystems and human communities.

Boards & Committees
Member, National Leadership Council
Prior

Communities In Schools, Inc. is an American nonprofit company located in Arlington, VA, that operates as a organization for empowering to stay in school.The company says this about itself: Communities In Schools® (CIS™) is a national organization that ensures every student, regardless of race, zip code, or socioeconomic background has what they need to realize their potential in school and beyond. Working directly inside more than 2,500 schools across the country, we connect students to caring adults and community resources that help them see, confront, and overcome the barriers that stand between them and a brighter future. Together, we build a powerful change movement made up of peers, students, and alumni committed to building an equitable path to education for future generations.

Board Member
Prior

TechNet was founded in 1997 by high-tech’s leading CEOs to create a network of the nation’s strongest voices in the industry to unite with both federal and state leaders in helping to shape the public policies that impact the technology industries. TechNet continues to actively promote policies that strengthen the nation’s innovation-driven global competitiveness as well as create private sector initiatives that will ensure U.S. competitiveness and economic leadership. TechNet’s mission is to serve as the voice and advocate of the innovation economy by uniting CEOs and Senior Executives with leading policy makers in a bipartisan effort to sustain and advance America’s global leadership in technology and innovation.

Member, Board of Directors
Prior

The Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy is the only international forum of business CEOs and chairpersons focused exclusively on corporate philanthropy. CECP’s mission is to lead the business community in raising the level and quality of corporate philanthropy. We offer our members essential resources, including a proprietary online benchmarking tool, networking programs, research, and opportunities for best-practice sharing. CECP believes that discipline applies to philanthropy, like any other business function. When companies demonstrate programmatic effectiveness, fiscal accountability, and good stewardship in their philanthropic programs, society and business both stand to benefit greatly. Through innovative programs like those aimed at eradicating disease or raising childhood literacy rates, companies can also improve employee retention and heighten brand recognition.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,000 +
2019

Common Sense Media, Inc. provides ratings and reviews of media and entertainment based on child development. The company was founded by Omar Khan, Linda Burch, Liz Perle and James P. Steyer in 2003 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

$250K +
2019

College Track is a national education nonprofit that empowers students from underserved communities to reach their dreams of a college degree. Our mission is to close the achievement gap and create college-going cultures for students who are historically and currently under-represented in higher education. We actively engage students over the course of eight years, from the summer before high school through college graduation. Our students join College Track with limitless aspirations and we provide them with a comprehensive program and encouraging learning environment that empowers them to succeed. 100% of our seniors graduate from high school, more than 90% are admitted to a four-year university, and 75% of our college students are currently enrolled, or have graduated from, college (whereas, nationally, the college graduation rate of low-income students is 22%). Over 85% of our students will be the first person in their family to earn a college degree.

$30M
2019

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is a center of health sciences research, patient care, and education; located in San Francisco, California. UCSF is widely regarded as one of the world's leading universities in health sciences. Though one of the 10 campuses of the University of California, it is unique for being the only University of California campus dedicated solely to graduate education, and in health and biomedical sciences. Some of UCSF's treatment centers include kidney transplants and liver transplantation, radiology, neurosurgery, neurology, oncology, ophthalmology, gene therapy, women's health, fetal surgery, pediatrics, and internal medicine.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative for New York's 21st District, Elise Stefanik

$5,600
2019

Representative at Office of the Representative for New York's 21st District, Elise Stefanik

$5,000
2017
Transactions
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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

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Salesforce.com, Inc. raised money in a private placement transaction

Investments
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Nuritas Ltd. provides bioinformatics technology services. It offers products for human health and nutrition, cosmetics and personal care, animal health and nutrition. The firm’s disruptive approach to discovery combines artificial intelligence and DNA analysis to data-mine billions of molecules. The company was founded by Nora Khaldi and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.

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Goforward, Inc. develops online technology platform to manage patient''s health data. Its technology offers body scanner, real-time blood testing and personalized genetic risk assessment, The company was founded by Ilya Abyzov, Adrian Aoun and Robert Sebastian in 2015 and is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Pipe Technologies, Inc. operates as a financing platform for SaaS companies. The firm's suite of products allows companies with recurring revenues to unlock deferred cash flows and invest in growth without taking any dilution. The company was founded by Harry Hurst, Josh Mangel, and Zain Allarakhia in September 2019 and is headquartered in Walnut, CA.

Public Holdings
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Advisors
Legal Advisor

Partner, Head of US Technology at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Advisor

Former Director & Co-Chief Executive Officer at Salesforce.com, Inc.

Awards & Honors
Rank #441
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #3
2017
Fortune Magazine - Business Person of the Year
Rank #495
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Creative Works
Author

Compassionate Capitalism: How Corporations Can Make Doing Good an Integral Part of Doing Well

Author

Behind the Cloud : The Untold Story of How Salesforce.com Went from Idea to Billion-Dollar Company and Revolutionized an Industry

Author

The Business of Changing the World : 20 Great Leaders on Strategic Corporate Philanthropy

Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
-Los Angeles, CA
2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

People - Opportunities - Solutions

Speaker
Los Angeles, CA, United States
2013 Milken Institute Global Conference

Through a unique international agenda and some of the smartest speakers on the planet, the Milken Institute Global Conference tackles the world’s most difficult challenges in an array of fields - from finance and philanthropy, to the environment and education, to government and health.

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