Paul Tatum

SVP, Solutions Engineering, Global Public Sector


Paul Tatum leads the Global Public Sector Solutions Engineering team with responsibility for overall technical direction, architecture and solutions based on around Salesforce cloud services.

Paul brings over 30-years of experience working with Public Sector customers and provides technical and business executive insights in the areas of Cloud Computing, CRM, Case Management, Security, Integrated Platforms, Big Data, Databases, Analytics, and IT trends in government. Paul has held Solutions Engineering leadership roles since 2000, always focusing on technical excellence and customer success.

Prior to joining Salesforce, Paul spent 20 years at Oracle and Sun Microsystems, focused on the DoD, Civilian, State & Local, and Canadian Public Sector markets. During his tenure he helped customers successfully architect and deploy solutions for some of the most complex business and IT challenges faced by Public Sector customers today.

Previously, Paul worked with Fortune 500 companies across North America to scale out their architectures and data centers for initial Web 1.0/ 2.0 / Internet deployments. He also spent a number of years as a software developer focused on DoD C3I systems, flight simulators, and low-level Unix kernel enhancements.

He holds a BS and an MS in Computer Science from George Mason University. Paul and his wife live in Northern Virginia.