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Polly SumnerPolly Sumner

Chief Adoption Officer, Salesforce

As Chief Adoption Officer, Polly Sumner is responsible for customer success and ensuring that each and every customer gets maximum value from our products and services.
 
Polly’s move to Salesforce in 2008 followed a 20-year career in executive management in the technology industry.
 
Founded in 1999 in San Francisco, Salesforce is the #1 CRM company and fastest-growing top 5 enterprise software company in the world. 
 
More than 150,000 customers now manage their success with our intelligent, social, mobile and open cloud technologies.
 
Before joining Salesforce, Polly was a consultant to Warburg Pincus focusing on the
telecommunications, financial services and technology industries. Polly was President of Global Services at Telcordia. She also served as President and CEO of Alphablox, an early pioneer in web-based analytics for global enterprises. IBM
purchased Alphablox in 2004.
 
Polly Sumner also held several different positions at Oracle from 1987 to 1999,
including vice president and senior vice president roles in sales, alliances and industries. Earlier in her 40-year career in the technology industry, Polly also worked at McDonnell Douglas and IBM.
 
Polly Sumner holds a Bachelor's Degree in History and Political Science from Northern Arizona University and a Master's Degree from the American Graduate
School of International Management. 
 
She is a contributor to leadership and entrepreneurial programs at Stanford INSEAD, and Fuqua Graduate School at Duke University. 
 
She is passionate about integrating philanthropy into our business culture and preserving small family ranches in Northern California. 
 

 


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