Parker oversees product strategy for Salesforce, from design to development to service delivery. In the spring of 1999, he founded Salesforce along with Marc Benioff, Dave Moellenhoff, and Frank Dominguez. Salesforce is the market leader among cloud-based Customer Relationship Management products. Prior to founding Salesforce, Parker developed cloud computing expertise at Left Coast Software, a company he co-founded in 1996, and sales force automation expertise at Metropolis Software, an early pioneer in field sales force automation subsequently acquired by Clarify. Parker developed a love of math, science and computer programming at an early age, but also developed the other side of his brain with a fluency in French and a degree in English Literature from Middlebury College.