Tony Prophet is the Chief Equality Officer at Salesforce. In his role, he works to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves and further Equality for all. He also leads the new Ethical & Humane Use of Technology initiative to ensure our technology not only drives the success of our customers, but also drives positive social change and improves the lives of people around the world. He reports directly to the Co-CEO and Chairman Marc Benioff. Prophet is a board member of Gannett, as well as on the board of College Track.
Previously, Prophet held senior executive product marketing roles at Microsoft including corporate vice president of Windows and Search Marketing, where he was responsible for Windows, Bing, Internet Explore and Cortana brands. He was the founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering Blacks at Microsoft.
Prior to Microsoft, he led worldwide operations for what is now HP Inc.; and before that, he led worldwide operations for Carrier Corporation (a United Technologies Business). Before that, he was a partner with Booz Allen.
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 healthcare for children and HIV-positive women in the San Francisco Bay Area.
His work has been widely recognized - by appointment to the National Academies of Sciences Board on Energy and the Environment; recipient of China’s 3 Gorges Award and Shanghai China’s Magnolia Silver Award. He also received Booz Allen highest distinction for Client work - their Professional Excellence Award.
Prophet holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.