Tony Prophet is chief equality officer of Salesforce. He leads the company’s equality initiatives, focusing on gender, LGBTQ and racial equality to ensure that Salesforce reflects the diversity of the communities it serves. He is a member of the company’s executive committee, reporting to Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff.
Prior to joining Salesforce, Prophet served as Microsoft's corporate vice president of Education Marketing, where he defined the Microsoft Education business model, channel and market strategy. He was co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft (BAM) and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering black marketers at Microsoft. Prior to Microsoft, he led operations for HP’s Printing & Personal Systems business as a senior vice president. He also held executive positions at United Technologies Corporation (UTC), Honeywell and was a partner at Booz Allen Hamilton. Prophet serves on the board of directors of Gannett and is chairman of the Transformation Committee.
Throughout his career, Prophet has worked as a champion for human rights and social justice, including protecting the rights of young workers, educating female workers on health issues in developing countries, improving schools for children of migrant workers and addressing the root causes of migratory worker flows. He is also passionate about community service, focusing on ensuring low-income teens get college educations, as well as improving health care for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Prophet holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from Kettering University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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