is handing over the reins of
finance function after helping lead the technology company through a period of relentless growth while displaying that often rare combination of methodical focus and people skills.
After a 40-year career in finance, Mr. Hawkins is retiring as Salesforce—a provider of customer-relationship-management software—looks to expand its kit of workplace tools.
previously the company’s chief legal officer, will take over as chief financial officer Monday.
The San Francisco-based company, which hit a market capitalization of more than $200 billion during Mr. Hawkins’s more than six years as CFO, in December agreed to buy collaboration platform provider
Slack Technologies Inc.
for $27.7 billion. Salesforce is awaiting regulatory approval for the deal.
Mr. Hawkins, who will remain with Salesforce until October