Tony Prophet is the Chief Equality Officer at 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. Prophet currently serves on the board of Gannett where he chairs the Transformation Committee, as well as on the board of College Track.
Previously, Prophet served as Microsoft’s corporate vice president of Windows and Search Marketing, where he was responsible for Windows, Bing, Cortana and MSN brands. His team led the Windows 10 product marketing and launch planning, which was one of the most successful operating system launches, garnering more than 200 million users within six months of launch. He was also co-executive sponsor of Blacks at Microsoft and founding executive of BlackLight, an organization empowering black marketers at Microsoft.
Prior to Microsoft, he led worldwide operations for what is now HP Inc.; and before that, he lead worldwide operations for Carrier Corporation. Before that, he was a partner with Booz Allen Hamilton.
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.