Cathy Polinsky '99

Cathy Polinsky '99

Cathy Polinsky is the vice president of engineering for Salesforce, the largest enterprise cloud computing software company in the world. She began her tech career as a software engineer at Amazon.com at the peak of the dot-com boom and has also worked at a number of Silicon Valley software companies including Yahoo! and Oracle. 

Polinsky received her B.A in computer science from Swarthmore and was a member of Alumni Council from 2012-2015. A former student-athlete at Swarthmore, Polinsky qualified for the NCAA Division III National Swimming Championships three times and held the College record for the 100-yd. butterfly from 1996 to 2007. Polinsky lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, Russell Belfer, and their two daughters.