SAN MATEO, Calif. – April 15, 2009 — SuccessFactors, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFSF), the global leader in on-demand performance and talent management solutions, today announced that the company has named former Yahoo! executive Dmitri Krakovsky as vice president of product management.
“Dmitri’s exceptional track record in leading the most important products with some of the most successful and loved web applications ever built is going to drive unbelievable and fantastic innovation at SuccessFactors,” said Lars Dalgaard, chief executive officer for SuccessFactors. “With consumer and enterprise Web experience, from Yahoo to Intuit, over to small business products, Web 2.0 and 3.0, cloud expertise, he’s a perfect fit for the company.”
“My favorite thing about Dmitri is that he has the kind of passion and grit that is critical to executing and his life experience demonstrates it loud and clear,” Dalgaard continued. “He defected from Russia as a young adult and put himself through Harvard Business School, although humility derived through his family would have no tolerance for throwing his degree in your face. The list is short of people who played club level soccer in Russia, graduated with a masters in computer science, and got themselves through HBS. This is exactly the type of drive that we are looking for in our leaders.”
"SuccessFactors is a truly exceptional company, so it was a no-brainer to come here and join this innovative team," said Dmitri Krakovsky, vice president of product management at SuccessFactors. "I am excited about joining a group of people unified by the common passion and focused on solving real-life customer problems. The SuccessFactors' platform, proven scale, and flexibility are a real testament to the customer value. I'm excited to roll up my sleeves and work with this team to evolve our product strategy and the roadmap to create great, easy to use on-demand product – as powerful as leading enterprise applications and as easy to use as consumer products."
Dmitri joins SuccessFactors from Yahoo!, where he was recently vice president of Business and Marketplace Operations, and Sponsored Search. Previously, Dmitri held vice president of product positions for Yahoo!’s Advertiser and Publisher group and Small Business Services. Before joining Yahoo! in 2005, Dmitri spent five years at Intuit where he led the product management team for small-business accounting software, QuickBooks.
About SuccessFactors, Inc.
SuccessFactors is one of the fastest growing public software companies and the leading provider of on-demand employee performance and talent management solutions. The company enables organizations of every size, and across every industry and geography, to achieve high-performing workforces through goal alignment and execution, talent development and planning, and pay-for-performance initiatives. From 92 customers and approximately 282,000 end users in 2003 to more than 2,600 customers and 4.5 million end users today, SuccessFactors' solutions are widely deployed across 60 industries in over 185 countries in 31 languages. Founded in 2001 with offices around the world, the company employs passionate people focused on revolutionizing the future of work. For more information, visit: http://www.successfactors.com.
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