• Nov 20, 1952
    (b.) - ?

Bio/Description

He is a business executive and chairman of a diversified holding company with interests in commercial real estate, agribusiness, global investment management, and philanthropy. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he received a B.A. in history, an M.B.A., and an M.S. in computer science. From 1984 through 1990, he was an executive at Oracle Corporation, where he held a number of management positions. He served as Chief Executive Officer of Gain Technology, a multimedia software company that merged with Sybase in December 1992. He was the founder, chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of Siebel Systems in 1993, where he pioneered the development of customer relationship management (CRM). CRM is a revolutionary approach to sales that involves the use of computer software to automate sales and customer service activities. As CEO of Siebel Systems, he presided over one of the fastest growing and most consistently profitable companies in the information technology sector. His CRM software and related marketing strategy spawned an entire industry, earning Siebel recognition as a visionary entrepreneur. Siebel Systems was acquired by Oracle in January 2006. He became the chairman of First Virtual Group, a diversified holding company. A frequent industry spokesperson and author, his books include: Cyber Rules (1999), and Taking Care of eBusiness (2001) published by Doubleday, and Virtual Selling (2002), published by the Free Press. Awards he has received include: One of the Top 25 Managers in the World, Business Week , 2000, 2001; CEO of the Year, Industry Week , 2002; David Packard Award, Business Executives for National Security, 2002.
  • Date of Birth:

    Nov 20, 1952
  • Gender:

    Male
  • Noted For:

    Pioneered the development of customer relationship management (CRM), a revolutionary approach to sales that involves the use of computer software to automate sales and customer service activities; founder of Siebel Systems
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