Keith Block has joined Salesforce as president and vice chairman. Most recently, Mr. Block was Oracle’s executive vice president of North America for Sales & Consulting.

Mr. Block will be leading the company’s global sales, customer support and consulting services organizations. In addition, Mr. Block has been appointed to Salesforce’s board.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Mr. Block spent 26 years at Oracle. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant to Air Force executives.

Mr. Block serves on the board of trustees at the Concord Museum, the advisory board at Carnegie-Mellon University Heinz Graduate School, and the president’s advisory council for Carnegie-Mellon University.

Mr. Block holds an M.S. in Management & Policy Analysis and a B.S. in Information Systems Management from Carnegie-Mellon University. He is also a graduate of the Carnegie-Mellon Heinz Graduate School.