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Salesforce chief marketing officer Stephanie Buscemi is leaving the company, according to a Tuesday tweet, a key departure that comes as the enterprise software giant prepares to acquire Slack, Salesforce's most costly acquisition to-date.
Buscemi joined Salesforce in 2014. Sarah Franklin, one of the leaders of the company's successful skill development program known as Trailhead, is taking over as CMO, according to a Salesforce spokesperson.
Buscemi's departure is the latest in a string of executive defects, most notably former co-CEO Keith Block's decision to step-down in early 2020. But Buscemi's is particularly noteworthy given the pending $28 billion acquisition of Slack and the importance of marketing its new offerings.
Joe Williams is a senior reporter at Protocol covering enterprise software, including industry giants like Salesforce, Microsoft, IBM and Oracle. He previously covered emerging technology for Business Insider. Joe can be reached at JWilliams@Protocol.com. To share information confidentially, he can also be contacted on a non-work device via Signal (+1-309-265-6120) or JPW53189@protonmail.com.