Steve Garnett is one of the most pre-eminent figures in the European software industry. Steve has been a member of the executive management team of three software start-ups that have become some of the most successful software companies in history. Steve started his career joining Oracle Corporation 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.
In 1996, Steve joined Siebel Systems as Vice President of Europe and a member of the founders circle. During his tenure, Siebel grew in eight years, from 100 employees to become the worlds 5th largest software company with 8,000 employees and a $60bn market capitalization at its peak.
Steve joined Salesforce.com in 2003, to head up European operations and be part of the global executive team. He helped take salesforce.com public in 2004 and the company has been recognized as one of the most innovative and disruptive companies by leading market analysts and commentators.
He has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester.
Steve is committed to using his resources to produce positive social change for disadvantaged children. He is a board member at TeachFirst an organization focused on eradication of educational disadvantage in inner city schools in the UK.