Salesforce Exec Leaving For Amazon

A prominent Salesforce exec is leaving the company for Amazon.

Amazon has picked up another high-level executive at the expense of Salesforce.

Adam Bosworth, a tech executive with almost 30 years of experience working with big software companies, is leaving his role as executive vice president at Salesforce to take a senior position at Amazon Web Services, according to Fortune.

Bosworth worked at Microsoft, BEA Systems, Google and then Salesforce, before moving to his new role at Amazon. Fortune reported that Bosworth’s new role at Amazon was not immediately clear, but Salesforce did confirm that he was leaving “to pursue opportunities outside the company.” He also served as a founder, board member and CEO of Keas, an online health management company, according to his LinkedIn profile.

Bosworth is now moving from the market leader in online business software to the “dominant” service in cloud infrastructure technology, so it should be interesting to watch what his responsibilities will be in his new job.

Prior to his time at Keas, Bosworth served as a vice president of engineering at Google, where he helped to start and run the project that would become Google Health, according to his LinkedIn profile.

He also served as a general manager at Microsoft for 10 years, where he worked on a number of the tech giant’s high-profile initiatives, according to his LinkedIn profile.

“If you have sent email on Google or used Microsoft’s browser or databases, you have touched the technology handiwork of Adam Bosworth,” The New York Times wrote of Bosworth’s career back in January of this year. “Mr. Bosworth, a tall and grizzled but still trim 60-year-old, is a Johnny Appleseed of sorts in the tech industry, with a penchant for being intimately involved in the creation of generations of widely used technology.”

Bosworth holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Harvard University, where, according to his LinkedIn profile, he “barely graduated” and “spent a lot more time skiing and with girls than studying.”


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