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David Schmaier, President and Chief Product Officer at Salesforce

David Schmaier,



David Schmaier, President and Chief Product Officer at Salesforce

David Schmaier is the president and chief product officer of Salesforce, working out of the San Francisco Bay Area. He has over three decades of experience building successful cloud, customer relationship management and industry-specific vertical software companies while taking on the roles of executive, entrepreneur, board member and investor.

Schmaier’s current role is summed up as being on top of the company’s global product team, strategy and vision. He joined the company in 2020 as the CEO of its industry cloud business, software products and strategy arm, Salesforce Industries, his LinkedIn profile shows.

Prior to Salesforce, Schmaier founded and worked as CEO of Vlocity, a three-time Forbes Cloud 100 company. Vlocity was acquired by Salesforce in June 2020.

Prior to Vlocity, Schmaier worked as a founding executive at Siebel Systems, a provider of customer relationship management software.  He served as the executive vice president of the company until it was acquired by Oracle Corporation in 2006.

Apart from his responsibilities at Salesforce, Schmaier is a member of the Strategic Advisory Board at Genstar Capital. By his own account, he helped start and grow the firm’s focus on software.

Schmaier earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a minor in economics from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He later earned his MBA from the Harvard School of Business.

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