Steve Garnett has had one of the most distinguished careers of any European executive in the software industry. Garnett has been a member of the executive management team of three software start-ups that have each turned into some of the most successful software companies in history.
In the 2009 Daily Telegraph poll Steve was named as one of the 50 most influential Britons in Technology.
Steve started his career joining Oracle Corporation prior to its IPO in 1986. He held various technical and sales positions including Director of UK sales, Vice President European Marketing & Alliances and was the youngest member of the European management team.
He was at Oracle Corporation for 12 years as the company grew to become the world’s second largest software company. Garnett joined Siebel Systems in 1996 as Vice President of Europe and a member of the founders circle. From 100 employees the company grew in eight years to become the world’s fifth largest software company with 8,000 employees and a $60 billion market capitalization at its peak.
In 2003 Steve joined his former Oracle executive colleague Marc Benioff to head Europe operations and be part of the executive team at salesforce.com. He helped take salesforce.com public in 2004 and it now stands with a market capitalization of $19.51 billion and has been lauded as one of BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, named No. 7 on The WIRED 40, and selected as a Top Ten Disrupter by Forbes.
Throughout his career, Garnett has been committed to using his resources to produce positive social change for underserved children. He is a board member at TeachFirst an organization focused on eradication of educational disadvantage in inner city schools in the UK.
Garnett has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester.
He holds a number of professional affiliations and the following board positions:
Chairman of CloudApps (www.cloudapps.com)
Non-Executive Director at 1E (www.1e.com)