Guided by the belief that all lives have equal value, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation works to help all people lead healthy, productive lives. As chief digital officer, Todd Pierce shapes and leads the integrated strategy for technology and digital platforms in service of the foundation’s mission.
Prior to joining the foundation, Todd was the senior vice president of the Healthcare and Life Sciences industry at salesforce.com where he led the strategy and cross-functional execution of the company's products, solutions and partnerships for the industry. He joined salesforce.com in 2011 as the executive vice president of operations and transformation with overall responsibility for IT, real estate, security and trust. Before joining salesforce.com, he spent more than 20 years in the healthcare industry including 10 years as the chief information officer at Genentech where he led the company’s move to cloud and mobile technologies and later, as the global head of Pharma IT and Group Infrastructure for Roche. He has held several leadership positions in the public sector including the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the County of Santa Clara as chief information officer.
Todd has a personal commitment to developing talent and building strong morale and culture in his organizations. He received a master’s degree in health policy from UC Berkeley and his undergraduate from Austin College. He currently serves on the board of directors for Dignity Health, the nation’s fifth largest nonprofit hospital system and is a passionate advocate for the LGBTQ community.
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