President Cakebread departs

The departure was for "personal reasons" and to allow Cakebread, who had been with the company since 2002, "to pursue other professional opportunities," Salesforce said.

Steve Cakebread, via ZDNet Germany this week disclosed that Steve Cakebread, its president and chief strategy officer, has left the company.

The departure, effective February 1, was for "personal reasons" and to allow Cakebread "to pursue other professional opportunities." The news came in an 8-K filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday.

Cakebread had been with Salesforce since May 2002, serving as the chief financial officer for six years. He became president and chief strategy officer in 2008.

The Wall Street Journal reported, citing analyst reports, that two other high-level executives may also have left the company.

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