Salesforce CFO Hands Reins to Successor After More Than Six Years at Helm

Mark Hawkins

is handing over the reins of Inc.’s

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.

Amy Weaver,

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

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