Goldberg picked out Zoom Info as a company that has gone public during the pandemic. The software-as-a-service, small to mid-market, enterprise resource planning ERP company has been part of Oracle since , but has always been strongly related to its parent company, with Larry Ellison as an early investor and mentor to Goldberg. All new customers will be on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure in , he added. But there were limits, he said. So there it will deviate. Goldberg said the pandemic had also changed the usage of NetSuite. So now they are getting more time to do more of what they had wanted to do.
Evan Goldberg started NetSuite , the global business management software company, with Oracle founder Larry Ellison in I left college and started at Oracle in its core database group. It was a desirable place for an engineer to be, but I found it was distant from the user; I always wanted my career to be about building things that directly put the power of computers into the hands of users. Then [subsequent founder of Salesforce] Mark Benioff started the Mac group at Oracle which was right up my alley, I loved the Mac and it was inspiring to enable Mac users with powerful database technology and easy-to-use interfaces. I left Oracle and started another company before NetSuite. I learnt from that start-up that there was a dearth of good software to run growing businesses ; you had to use a smorgasbord of different tools. I wanted to be able to go to one place and get one consistent view of what was going on in a business. Larry was approaching it from a slightly different direction; he was really excited about the ability to deliver applications over the internet.
Before co-founding NetSuite in , Goldberg spent eight years at Oracle Corporation, where he served as a vice president. He was involved in a variety of projects, all focused on making powerful database technology more accessible to users. Goldberg holds a B. Maynard joined NetSuite in , bringing more than 20 years of software experience including co-founding a CRM application startup and serving as a leading equity research analyst for Wells Fargo, Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch.
NetSuite is one the longest-lived multi-tenant cloud ERP firms in existence. It was acquired by Oracle in July Oracle has been quite committed in making NetSuite a key part of its cloud applications strategy.