Joe Allanson joined Salesforce in San Francisco in August 2003. He is the company’s finance executive responsible for its ESG reporting practices and the integration of ESG and finance within the organization. This executive role was added in September 2021. Prior to that, he served in the capacity of their chief accounting officer and corporate controller from July 2007.
Until August 2022, Joe served on the board of directors of the Value Reporting Foundation (VRF), which was the governing entity responsible for the Sustainable Accounting Standards Board and the International Integrated Reporting Council. The VRF completed its merger in August 2022 with the International Financial Reporting Standards Foundation. Joe continues to serve on two VRF merger transition committees to support the acceleration of the work in developing a comprehensive global baseline of sustainability disclosures for the capital markets.
Joe also serves as a member of the board of trustees of the University of San Francisco, and an advisory board member of the University of Southern California’s Leventhal School of Accounting and the accounting program at Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business. Prior to joining Salesforce in 2003, Joe spent 4 years at Autodesk and 3 years at Chiron Corporation. He also spent 11 years at Arthur Andersen LLP in their San Francisco audit and business advisory services group.