McCorkle Moving on From Salesforce

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McCorkle is Rush County native. McCorkle is Rush County native.

Scott McCorkle is leaving Salesforce (NYSE: CRM). McCorkle is chief executive officer of Salesforce Marketing Cloud and has spent more than a decade with the company and its Indianapolis predecessor ExactTarget. Earlier this year, Salesforce announced a six-year plan to add up to 800 jobs in the city by moving a regional global headquarters and Salesforce Marketing Cloud operations into the state's tallest building. The Chase Tower is being rebranded as Salesforce Tower.

In a statement, McCorkle said:

It's been an amazing 11 years with ExactTarget and Salesforce. Salesforce is an incredible company and I am so proud to have been a part of the company's growth and success. Now it's time for a break and all that comes next!

The company employs some 1,400 in Indianapolis. ExactTarget came on the scene in 2000 and was acquired in 2013 by Salesforce for $2.5 billion.

McCorkle was named 2016 TechPoint Mira Trailblazer in Technology award winner. He became CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud following the exit of ExactTarget co-founder and current High Alpha managing partner Scott Dorsey. McCorkle was also a co-founder of Mezzia Inc., vice president of the CRM Product Group at IBM, vice president at Software Artistry and senior analyst for Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY).

This story will be updated.

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