Salesforce appoints Bret Taylor as President, Chief Product Officer

Max Chuard

Salesforce said it has appointed Bret Taylor President and Chief Product Officer, and named Alex Dayon President and Chief Strategy Officer.

Taylor will be responsible for driving Salesforce’s global product vision, design and development, and go-to-market strategy. Dayon will lead strategic initiatives, working closely with Salesforce’s customers on product direction and transformation. Both executives will report to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.

“We are fortunate to have two such exceptional technology leaders in Alex and Bret to help lead Salesforce’s next wave of growth, innovation and customer success,” said Benioff.

Taylor is the co-founder and CEO of Quip, which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. He has spent his career building widely used products for businesses and consumers.

Prior to founding Quip, Taylor served as the CTO of Facebook, which he joined in 2009 after it acquired his social networking company, FriendFeed. Bret also spent several years at Google, where he co-created Google Maps.