Few people think more than two or three times a year; I have made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.
-George Bernard Shaw

John Dillon

Venture Advisor

John brings extensive experience in OnDemand software to Emergence Capital. John has thirty years of experience building successful technology companies.

He began his career as a Systems Engineer for Electronic Data Systems (NYSE: EDS) and then moved into a variety of sales management positions for various high tech companies including Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL). During the past 15 years, John has served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Hyperion Solutions (NYSE: HYSL), and then as CEO for Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the leading supplier of Customer Relationship Management systems. Beginning in 2002, John served as CEO for Navis, LLC, a private company, specializing in software systems for operating large Marine Container Terminals and distribution centers. In 2007, he sold Navis to Zebra Technology and in 2008 completed its transition to a subsidiary within Zebra focused on real-time location, asset management and resource optimization solutions. John is currently the CEO of EngineYard, a hosting support company for the popular Ruby on Rails programming framework.

John holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis and an MBA from Golden Gate University. He served on active duty in the United States Navy as an officer in the nuclear submarine service for five years and retired as a commander.

John Dillon