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Former Google Cloud Director Colin Timm Joins Salesforce

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Colin Timm, the former country director for Australia and New Zealand of Google Cloud, has taken a new role with Salesforce as Senior Vice President.

The LinkedIn profile of Timm sees his new strategic advisory services role as “helping customers innovate and transform with Salesforce and our partners.”

The move comes many months after Colin Timm stepped down from his role at Google Cloud and made way for Mark Innes, the former Salesforce Asia Pacific general manager to take on the role with the cloud vendor late last year.

Innes spent about seven years at the helm of Salesforce before he departed in October 2019 with Pip Marlow, the former Microsoft Managing Director, stepping into the top role as the CEO of the company in Australia and New Zealand. At that time, Google had thanked Timm in a statement by saying Colin Timm has been instrumental in building the business over the last two years and added that we deeply appreciate his contributions and wish him the best as he steps down to explore opportunities outside of Google. 

In the past, Google had praised Innes as possessing many years of rich expertise growing enterprise businesses across APAC and said he will be responsible for managing Google Cloud’s business in Australia and New Zealand as well as leading the APAC vertical strategy for Google Cloud’s priority industries.

Timm is expected to work alongside Marlow as part of the local Salesforce leadership contingent. Timm spent over four years as Telstra Enterprise Executive Director before he joined Google Cloud in late 2017.

Previous roles include leadership roles at Telstra, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, and Unisys.

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