Salesforce Leadership


Brad Burns

Executive Vice President and Chief Communications Officer


Brad Burns leads Salesforce’s Communications organization, including PR and Corporate Communications, Corporate Messaging and Content, the Salesforce Newsroom and Blog.

Burns has two decades of experience providing communications counsel to executive teams in highly-competitive industries, especially around financial and M&A communications, high-visibility product launches, communicating globally and intensive issues management.

Prior to Salesforce, Burns was at AT&T, where he served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for AT&T Communications. There, he led global communications, including public relations, employee communications, reputation management, social media, and executive communications.

Burns holds a B.A. from Southern Methodist University. He is an executive board member of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, an advisory board member of SMU’s School of Communications Studies and is a former adjunct professor of Georgetown University’s Corporate Communications program.