As vice chairman of salesforce.com, van Veenedaal leads the global sales, customer support, and consulting services organizations. He is responsible for growing the company’s global customer base and driving adoption and retention to create customers for life.
van Veenendaal joined salesforce.com in August of 2001 and has served in a variety of executive management roles including president of global corporate sales, senior vice president of sales and services, and executive vice president of corporate sales and services. In these capacities he has been instrumental in the growth and evolution of the sales organization through the creation of innovative new compensation plans, pipeline development, sales segmentation, and growth strategies.
van Veenendaal brings over 30 years of technology sales and executive management experience to his roles at salesforce.com. Previously, he served as senior vice president of Actuate, a enterprise reporting and performance management software company. Prior to joining Actuate, he spent six years with Interleaf, where he served in various roles including that of regional director of sales. In the early stages of his career, van Veenendaal held various sales and sales management positions for high-tech companies such as Integrated Solutions, Pyramid, and Harris Corporation.
van Veenendaal holds bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.