Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer Craig Cuffie was included in the prestigious list of the Most Influential Blacks in Technology. The accolade was given by Black Enterprise, a prominent online business resource for African Americans. It was also given just in time for the celebration of Black History Month last February 2019.
A Noteworthy Tech Executive
Salesforce celebrates the recognition of Cuffie as one of the Most Influential Blacks in Technology in the Executives Category. He has been hailed as a noteworthy tech executive due to his excellent track record and exceptional management of the following activities as Chief Procurement Officer:
- Data Center Fulfillment
- Direct and Indirect Sourcing
- Supplier Diversity
- Shared Services
Cuffie led his team in efficiently managing $3.5 billion worth of procurement expenditures. He was able to do so because of his vast experience in the tech industry and his dedication to his career and company.
Cuffie holds a management degree from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has worked for several companies, start-ups and large enterprises alike. He took managerial posts and worked as a procurement executive for several companies such as Intuit, Clearwire, Quantum Corporation, Lam Research, and Hamilton Sundstrand.
He joined Salesforce San Francisco in March 2017 as Chief Procurement Officer, and holds the same position until today. Cuffie is a proud Salesforce employee for nearly 3 years already.
Cuffie is also a member of three institutions, namely:
- Institute for Supply Management
- Stanford Global Supply Forum
- Executive Leadership Council
Even with his busy work as a Salesforce executive, he manages to provide coaching to start-ups and small businesses around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Accolade’s Significance to the Salesforce Community
The entire Salesforce family is proud of the achievements of Cuffie because it shows his strength as a business leader in the face of inequality being experienced by his fellow blacks in the tech world. Being hailed as an exceptional black tech leader inspired everyone at Salesforce and sparked respect and equality within the company.
The Wrap Up
Salesforce’s Craig Cuffie received the honor of being one of the Most Influential Blacks in Technology. He was chosen due to his exceptional work as Senior Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer.
The accolade he received only proves that his effective leadership isn’t just brought about by his veteran field experience, but also because of his unwavering spirit and forward-vision to make a positive change in the world.