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Peter Gassner

Peter Gassner has served on our Board of Directors since 2015 and as Chairman of the board from March 2017 to August 2019. Mr. Gassner founded Veeva Systems Inc. in 2007 and as CEO, is responsible for its overall direction and management. He is a member of Veeva’s board of directors and is a twenty year veteran of the software industry. He is also a member of the board of directors of Zoom Video Communications, a privately held company providing video conferencing services. Prior to founding Veeva, Mr. Gassner was Senior Vice President of Technology at salesforce.com where he had responsibility for building the salesforce.com platform including product, marketing and developer relations. During Mr. Gassner’s tenure, salesforce.com completed its initial public offering and grew the technology into the most successful SaaS platform in the industry. Before salesfore.com, Mr. Gassner was with PeopleSoft for nine years as both Chief Architect and General Manager of PeopleTools. Mr. Gassner led a team of over 450 professionals who provided the development, strategy, marketing and customer support for PeopleSoft’s technology platform. PeopleTools was widely regarded in the industry as the best application platform of its day. Mr. Gassner began his career with IBM in relational database development and research at IBM Silicon Valley Lab and then at IBM Almaden Research Center where he had the privilege of working closely with some of the inventors of relational database technology. Mr. Gassner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Oregon State University.