After 19 years at Microsoft, I’m super-excited(tm) to announce I’m joining Salesforce as the Vice President of Product for Developer Services! I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had at Microsoft and for the help, guidance, patience (for me), and friendships I’ve made over the years.
As this is a big change for me personally and professionally, here are a few key things I personally considered with this job change:
- Culture: Salesforce Ohana is a unique and aspiring family culture and collaborative (not competitive) style. It sounds almost too good to be true! As I volunteer for multiple charities, Salesforce has amazing benefits including VTO (Volunteer Time Off) and 100% match for charitable donations.
- Position: I’m passionate and personally energized by working on Developer Tools and Services, so this position is a dream come true with an established top-notch team.
- People: I know many friends and colleagues that work or have worked at Salesforce and they all love it - In fact I was referred to this position by my friend and ex-‘softie Merwan Hade.
- Manager: A big part of your happiness at work is derived from your manager and I’m lucky enough to be working for and learning from Wade Wegner.
As this is my first day on the job, below is the official job description:
The VP of Product for Developer Services will lead the product teams building developer tools and experiences for Salesforce. With millions of Trailblazers and professional developers, our customers worldwide build solutions that delight their users by solving the most complex business problems elegantly with the Salesforce Platform. Our vision is for developers to focus on their applications and leave the complexity to us.