Technology >> CEO Interviews >> March 8, 2010

Callidus Software, Inc. – Leslie Stretch

Stretch, Leslie
Leslie Stretch is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Callidus Software Inc., doing business as CallidusCloud. Under Mr. Stretch’s direction, CallidusCloud has transformed into a recurring revenue-based business that is the leader in cloud and mobile sales effectiveness solutions. These solutions include sales hiring, sales enablement, sales performance management and mobile learning. Mr. Stretch has also pioneered patent-pending methods for social sales performance management and hiring, visualization and performance predictions. Prior to joining Callidus’ executive board, Mr. Stretch worked for Sun Microsystems for nine years. There he held the position of Senior Vice President of Global Channel Sales and was the Managing Director of Sun Microsystems U.K. Ltd. Before joining Sun Microsystems, Mr. Stretch held senior sales positions at Oracle Corporation U.K., and was instrumental in accelerating the growth of its Scottish and Canadian operations. Throughout his career, Mr. Stretch has successfully directed and motivated large sales organizations and facilitated strategic deals. Mr. Stretch holds a B.A. honors degree in economics and economic history from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, and a postgraduate diploma in computer systems engineering from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He completed and is certified by the Directors’ Consortium of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Profile
TWST: Please give us a brief history of your company and introduce us to Callidus Software.

Mr. Stretch: Callidus Software (CALD) is a public company that's almost 15 years old now. The focus of the