Bret Taylor (born 1980) is an American computer programmer and entrepreneur. He was the co-creator of Google Maps and CTO of Facebook. Taylor is co-CEO at Salesforce and the chair of the board at Twitter.
|Born||1980 (age 41)|
|Education||Stanford University (BS, MS)|
|Occupation||Co-CEO at Salesforce; Chair of the board, Twitter|
In 2003, Taylor was hired by Google as an associate product manager. In 2005, he co-created Google Maps. Taylor left Google in June 2007 to join venture capital firm Benchmark Capital as an entrepreneur-in-residence, where he and several other former Google employees founded the social network web site FriendFeed. Taylor was CEO of FriendFeed until August 2009, when the company was acquired by Facebook for an estimated $50 million. The acquisition led to Facebook adopting the "Like" button from FriendFeed. After the acquisition, Taylor joined Facebook and became CTO in 2010.
In 2012, Taylor left Facebook to found Quip, a competitor to Google Docs. Quip was acquired by Salesforce in 2016. That year, Twitter announced that Taylor was appointed to their board of directors. In 2021, he became chairman of Twitter.
In 2017, Taylor was named chief product officer at Salesforce. In 2019, Taylor was named president and chief operating officer at Salesforce. As COO, Taylor led Salesforce's acquisition of Slack, which closed in 2021. Taylor also led the creation of a system dubbed Customer 360 at Salesforce and started an associate product manager program at the company. In November 2021, Taylor was named vice chair and co-CEO at Salesforce.
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