Prior to Salesforce, Langley spent 27 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she wrote many page-one profiles, particularly of newsmakers such as CEOs and presidential candidates. She has long chronicled high-profile companies, such as General Motors, Boeing and JPMorgan Chase, and wrote the 2003 bestselling book Tearing Down the Walls: How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial World…and Then Nearly Lost it All.
“Monica is a consummate strategic thinker with decades of experience reporting on Fortune 500 companies. She brings unique insight into management and corporate strategy that will help guide us as we reach $10 billion in annual revenue and work towards our next big milestone, $20 billion,” said Keith Block, Vice Chairman, President and COO, Salesforce.
Langley began her career in corporate law and government-relations, including representation of publicly traded companies and nonprofits. While at The Wall Street Journal, Langley was also an adjunct professor of journalism at Columbia University and of First Amendment law at Georgetown University Law Center. In addition to awards for her work at The Wall Street Journal, Langley was personally awarded the prestigious Matrix Award, as one of the nation’s exceptional women in the media and the arts.
“I’ve watched with great interest the stellar performance of Salesforce in recent years. I am incredibly excited to join this industry leader for its next phase of growth,” Langley said.
Langley will officially start at Salesforce in March 2017.