Former Virgin Money boss Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia has quit Salesforce. Gadhia stepped down as the chief executive of Salesforce in the UK after less than a year in the role.
Since last summer, Gadhia has headed Salesforce in London although she had previously served as an advisor to the company. Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce, had in fact personally asked her to lead the software business as a service provider in the UK.
One of the best-known bankers in the City of London, Gadhia is now likely to focus on her role as the founder of price comparison start-up, Snoop, which has received financial backing from the venture investing arm of Salesforce. Salesforce Ventures Europe is a lead investor in Snoop that provides personalized financial advice and recommendations for consumers in the United Kingdom.
The former Virgin Money boss, who has also worked for Royal Bank of Scotland, was recognized in the last New Year’s Honors List for her contribution to financial services and women in the finance industry.
Gadhia remarked Snoop launched last month and has exceeded our highest expectations in all respects. The former Salesforce UK boss added she is delighted to be able to focus my efforts on making Snoop an enormous success and on making all of its customers better off.
Benioff said he would like to thank Jayne-Anne for her vision and passion in leading Salesforce UK and Ireland. The Salesforce CEO further added we look forward to continuing to work with her in her role as a strategic adviser to Salesforce and wish Snoop enormous success.
Salesforce is undergoing a huge management shake-up. Last month, Salesforce promoted former BT chief executive Gavin Patterson to the position of President and Chief Executive of Salesforce International.