Keith Block is co-Chief Executive Officer of Salesforce and serves on the company’s Board of Directors. Block served as Vice Chairman, President, and as a Director since joining the company in June 2013, and additionally served as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. As President and COO of Salesforce, Block oversaw the company’s rapidly growing, multi-billion dollar global sales and services business, alliances and channels, industry strategy, corporate development, corporate affairs, marketing, and business operations.
Block has managed world-class sales, consulting, and engineering teams for nearly 30 years, with a focus on business transformation. Prior to joining Salesforce, Block served as Executive Vice President of North America Sales and Consulting at Oracle, leading a multi-billion dollar sales and services business unit that achieved record growth during his tenure. He began his career at Booz Allen Hamilton as a senior consultant.
Block is currently a member of the Business Roundtable, the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, and the American Heart Association CEO Roundtable. He is also a governor on the World Economic Forum’s Information Technology Community. Block serves on the Board of Trustees for Carnegie-Mellon University, the Advisory Board at Carnegie-Mellon University Heinz Graduate School, and the Board of Trustees at the Concord Museum. In April 2019, he was recognized by Business Insider as one of the 100 People Transforming Business.
In February 2018, Block and his wife Suzanne helped establish the Block Center for Technology and Society at Carnegie-Mellon, which will create meaningful plans of action to ensure emerging technologies can be harnessed for social good, are more inclusive, and improve quality of life. He is also actively involved with Boston Partners in Education, a nonprofit focused on enhancing the academic achievement and personal growth of Boston’s public school students.
Block holds a Master’s of Science degree in Management and Policy Analysis and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems from Carnegie-Mellon University.