CIO.com is reporting Salesforce.com has hired former Oracle and SAP executive John Wookey. He left SAP earlier this year after serving for two-and-a-half years, where he managed the vendor’s on-demand software strategy for large enterprises.
“We’re thrilled to have John join Salesforce.com,” the company said in a recent statement. “He will be focused on special projects that will help us accelerate social enterprise success for customers.”
CEO of Constellation Research analyst Ray Wang said Wookey will bring solid product-management skills to the Salesforce.com development organization. “Wookey is one of the best in enterprise software at building effective teams.”
Before joining SAP, Wookey was a key executive at Oracle’s Fusion Applications, where he was in charge of a next-generation suite that came to market this year after a protracted development process.