With a staff based in humility and inventiveness, Steward Butterfield has built an extraordinary company that reinvented modern collaboration, according to Lidiane Jones, the next CEO of the workplace messaging app Slack. Jones also expressed her gratitude to the present CEO for creating the platform and giving her this position.
Jones said in a LinkedIn post, “Today is a new and exciting day for me, Slack, and Salesforce. I am proud to be named Slack’s new CEO, accepting the baton from the thoughtful and innovative founder Steward Butterfield. Thank you, Stewart, for what you’ve built and for trusting me with the most important role of my life. Simply put, there would be no Slack without Steward. He’s built an incredible company that has redefined modern collaboration with a team grounded in humility and innovation.”
She added, “As we look forward, we are grounded by Slack’s mission to make people’s working lives simpler, more pleasant, and more productive. We have so much opportunity to bring the Digital HQ to every Salesforce customer and many more as we continue to grow together. To the Slack team, I could not be more excited to work with you, and the future is looking bright. Let’s get to building the future of work!”
Jones, who currently serves as Salesforce Commerce Cloud's senior vice president of product management, will take over as Slack's CEO. The replacement follows significant changes in Salesforce's top management. After serving in the position for a year, Salesforce co-CEO Bret Taylor decided to leave. In the $27.7 billion acquisition of Slack by the firm, Taylor was a significant factor.