Salesforce.com has promoted George Hu to the chief operating officer post, effective immediately. Hu was previously executive vice president of platform, marketing and operations
He will continue to report to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.
In his new role, Hu will be responsible for the company’s major shared operational functions, including information technology, corporate development, strategic alliances, the platform division, employee success and global marketing.
“George’s leadership over the past nine years has been key to driving salesforce.com’s growth to over a $2B run rate,” Benioff said. “I look forward to seeing his vision and leadership as COO scale our growth toward $10B and beyond.”
Hu joined salesforce.com in 2002 and has served in a variety of management roles including vice president of product marketing, senior vice president of applications, executive vice president of products, and chief marketing officer.