Meet the power players at Salesforce helping CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block grow the cloud company into even more of a powerhouse

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Meet the power players at Salesforce helping CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block grow the cloud company into even more of a powerhouse

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  • We're identified the 11 executives that are leading Salesforce's behind the scenes and helping CEOs Marc Benioff and Keith Block tackle Salesforce's next stage of growth.
  • Salesforce recently said it plans to double the company in the next five years. Benioff has said that he wants to grow the company's revenue to $35 billion by 2024.
  • But that feat will be difficult to achieve, and is heavily dependent on Salesforce's ability to make more large acquisitions.
  • To keep up, Benioff is going to have to rely on his team of executives - including Bret Taylor, a rising star at Salesforce, who was just this month named president and chief operating officer (COO).
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Salesforce co-CEO and co-founder Marc Benioff recently said he plans to double the company in the next five years. He wants to grow the company's revenue to $35 billion by 2024.

The feat would make "us the fastest enterprise software company to reach that milestone," Benioff said on the company's latest earnings call with investors, reiterating the target he set last month at the company's annual Dreamforce conference.

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Analysts say the feat will be difficult to achieve, and is heavily dependent on Salesforce's ability to make more large acquisitions. It recently acquired data analytics company Tableau in a $15.3 billion deal, its largest ever. And last year it acquired MuleSoft for $6.5 billion.

To keep pace, Benioff is going to have to rely even more heavily on his team of executives - including Bret Taylor, a rising star at Salesforce, who was just this month named president and chief operating officer (COO). Taylor came to Salesforce by way of the acquisition of his startup Quip, and was quickly named chief product officer for the overall company.

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Even before that, Benioff promoted Keith Block, the previous holder of the COO title, to the role of co-chief executive, strengthening the company's bench ahead of this big push for growth.

We spoke to Salesforce and Wall Street analysts who follow the company to see which execs are leaders at the company right now.

Here are the 11 people who helped make Salesforce into what it is today, and who will lead the charge as it continues its growth spurt:

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