Chris Selland is VP of Marketing at HP Vertica. He brings 20+ years of success driving demand and revenue via innovative online, search & inbound marketing programs as well as leading key strategic alliance & corporate development initiatives for entrepreneurial, high-growth companies including SoundBite Communications (NASDAQ:SDBT), Constant Contact (NASDAQ:CTCT) and Lumigent Technologies (acquired by BeyondTrust). Chris is an established thought leader, speaker and author on customer strategy-related topics including CRM, Customer Metrics & Loyalty, Customer Support and Social Media Marketing, and was an Expert Advisor at as well as a founding member of the Enterprise Irregulars. Earlier in his career he was VP of CRM and Internet Research at the Yankee Group, and later founded Reservoir Partners, a customer strategy research firm that merged with Aberdeen Group, where he became VP of Sell-Side Research. Chris serves on a number of corporate and non-profit boards, and has a BS in Operations Research & Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA in International Business & Economics from NYU Stern School of Business.

2 responses to “Marc Benioff is the next…”

  1. Susan Scrupski

    I don’t know Benioff, but am a regular customer of Salesforce. I think to say, “Benioff is the next…” might diminish him. He’s got more heart than Steve Jobs, and a much bigger vision (and balls) than Tom Seibel or many of the other icons of tech we’ve seen in Enterprisey land or even the consumer space. He’s a rebel with a cause who probably deserves to simply be his awesome self.

    Just one girl’s .02.