Eugene Lee (entrepreneur)

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Eugene Lee is CEO of Socialtext Incorporated, an enterprise social software company based in Palo Alto, California.

Early life

Lee received an A.B. in Physics and an Sc. B. in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Harvard University and an M.S. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management.[1]


Lee's career spans startups as well as large established companies, but his focus has always been on "the intersection of people, software, and networks". He was co-founder of Beyond Incorporated, whose BeyondMail product pioneered email filtering and workflow. Lee was VP and GM of the Messaging Business Unit at Banyan, which acquired Beyond, and then was VP Marketing and Business Development for Banyan's Internet Division, where he launched, the leading online white and yellow pages directory. He moved to California when he was recruited by Cisco Systems as VP Worldwide Small/Medium Business Marketing, and then held assignments as VP Marketing for Cisco's Internet Communications Software Group, and eventually VP Worldwide Enterprise Marketing.[2] From 2004 to 2007 Lee was at Adobe Systems as VP Product Marketing for the Intelligent Documents Business Unit and then as VP Vertical and Solutions Marketing. Lee was named "CEO 2.0" to Socialtext in November 2007.[3]

He is the holder of 4 patents.


  1. ^ Wang, R "Ray". "Executive Profiles: Disruptive Tech Leaders In Social Business - Eugene Lee, Social Text". Forbes. Retrieved 2018-02-21.
  2. ^ Marguerite Reardon (February 28, 2000). "Sizzling Cisco". InformationWeek. Retrieved 2008-05-27.
  3. ^ Don Caverly (November 5, 2007). "Socialtext Gets $9.5 Million And New CEO". Retrieved 2008-05-27.

External links

  • Socialtext - Leadership Team

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