Peter Gassner is responsible for the overall direction and management of Veeva. In 2010, Peter was named to the PharmaVOICE 100, which recognizes the 100 most influential people in the life sciences industry. Peter is a twenty-year veteran of the software industry.
Prior to founding Veeva, Peter was senior vice president of technology at Salesforce, where he had responsibility for building the Salesforce platform including product, marketing, and developer relations. During Peter's tenure, Salesforce completed its public offering and grew the technology into the most successful SaaS platform in the industry.
Before Salesforce, Peter was with PeopleSoft for nine years as both chief architect and general manager of PeopleTools. Peter 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.
Peter 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.
Peter serves on the board of directors of Veeva, Guidewire Software, and Zoom Video Communications.
Peter holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Oregon State University.