The Board Members > Polly Sumner
President, Global Services and Chief Adoption Officer
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.com in 2008 followed a 20-year career in executive management in the technology industry.
Salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company. We are the leader in enterprise social collaboration, customer relationship management apps and development in the cloud. More than 92,300 customers now manage their success with our 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 and alliances. Earlier in her 30-year technology career, Polly 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 frequent contributor to entrepreneurial programs at Stanford, Sloan and Fuqua Graduate School at Duke University. She also keynotes regularly and last year spoke at the Nasscom Product Conclave in Bangalore, the SIAA Presentation in London and the CIO Roundtable in Rotterdam to name a few.
She is passionate about integrating philanthropy into our business culture and preserving small family ranches in Northern California.