Gordon Ritter is an entrepreneur and businessperson who founded Emergence Equity Management, Inc., Whistle Communications, Inc., Tribe, Inc. and Software As Service, Inc. and who has been at the helm of 5 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Chairman at Veeva Systems, Inc., General Partner at Emergence Equity Management, Inc. and Venture Advisor at Chaac Ventures. Gordon Ritter is also on the board of 9 other companies.
He previously held the position of Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at salesforce.com, inc., Chief Executive Officer for Software As Service, Inc., President for Tribe, Inc., Vice President-Global Small Business Division at International Business Machines Corp. and President for Whistle Communications, Inc. (a subsidiary of International Business Machines Corp.) and Vice President-Capital Markets at Credit Suisse First Boston USA, Inc.
He received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University.