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Breaking News: Salesforce.com Taps New CFO from Autodesk Featured

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Salesforce.com Appoints Mark Hawkins from Autodesk to Replace Retiring CFO Graham Smith 

Salesforce.com has hired Mark Hawkins, 55, as CFO, replacing Graham Smith, 54, who retires. Hawkins was most recently the EVP & CFO of Autodesk. Prior to joining Autodesk in April 2009, Hawkins was CFO and SVP of Finance & IT at Logitech International since 2006. Hawkins worked with Dell, serving as VP of Finance for the company's Worldwide Procurement and Logistics organization, as well as VP of Finance for the U.S. Home Segment. 

Before joining Dell in 2000, Hawkins worked with Hewlett-Packard for almost 19 years. Hawkins's extensive global executive experience includes serving on the Board of Directors for HP's Japan and Shanghai Analytical Joint Ventures and living in Europe.

Hawkins serves on the board of media sharing solutions company Plex, and served on the board of BMC Software from 2010 through 2013, until the company was taken private.

Graham Smith expressed his intention to retire from his position as EVP and CFO earlier this year. Before joining salesforce.com in December 2007, Smith served as CFO of Advent Software, the software and services provider to the investment management industry. Prior to Advent, Smith was CFO of Vitria Technology, CFO for Nuance Communications, and spent 11 years at Oracle in a variety of senior finance roles, lastly as VP of finance for worldwide operations.

Date: July 3, 2014

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