AI startup Celonis has announced that President of Salesforce International, Miguel Milano, is joining the company as co-owner and Chief Revenue Officer.
Milano “led Salesforce’s international businesses across Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America.” His departure comes during a difficult week for Salesforce. Co-CEO Keith Block abruptly resigned from his role. The move caught the industry off guard, leading CEO Marc Benioff to take measures to reassure investors that it was business-as-usual for the company.
Now Salesforce is losing another top executive, one who has an outstanding reputation in the industry. Milano joins a company that touts itself as “the market leader in AI-enhanced Process Mining and Process Excellence software,” with Siemens, 3M, Airbus and Vodafone among its list of clients.
“Miguel is an outstanding leader with a phenomenal track record of building winning teams that deliver value for customers,” said Alexander Rinke, Co-Founder and Co-CEO. “We are honored that he chose Celonis as his next endeavor and that he is investing in the company as an owner. He shares our values and ambition to delight our customers and make a positive impact on our stakeholders. We are thrilled to have him on board.”
Milano struck an optimistic tone about his move to Celonis, saying: “I look forward to driving exponential growth at Celonis, focused on supporting customers become more efficient and sustainable in its operations and supply chains, and more customer-centric in its front-end processes. Process Mining is the foundation for a new, frictionless way of working which delivers significant business value to organizations in all industries. Salesforce is a once-in-a-generation company and I am convinced Celonis is well on its way to becoming one too. It’s incredibly exciting to join a hyper-growth company that is so innovative and groundbreaking and at the same time remains humble, customer-oriented and focused on making the world more sustainable.”