Snowflake welcomes Brad Burns as Chief Communications Officer

Brad Burns, Chief Communications Officer, Snowflake
Brad Burns, Chief Communications Officer, Snowflake

Snowflake, the Data Cloud company, yesterday announced that Brad Burns is joining the company as Chief Communications Officer. In his new role, Burns will be responsible for Snowflake’s communications strategy, advising the company’s leadership as Snowflake continues to grow and scale as a technology leader.

“We are thrilled to welcome Brad to the Snowflake team,” said Denise Persson, Chief Marketing Officer at Snowflake. “With a wealth of experience from highly successful enterprises, Brad brings a strategic approach to communication and deep understanding of the dynamic technology landscape. His expertise will play a crucial role in elevating Snowflake communications as we scale the Data Cloud to $10 billion and beyond.”

Burns joins Snowflake from Salesforce where he was Chief Communications Officer. He has two decades of experience providing communications counsel to executive teams in highly competitive industries, especially around global communications, high-visibility product launches, financial and M&A communications, and 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.

“Now more than ever, every enterprise needs a global, connected data foundation to capitalize on the possibilities of AI, and Snowflake is unlocking that future,” said Burns. “I look forward to contributing to Snowflake‘s next phase of exponential growth, driving the narrative that is redefining what’s possible in the world of data and AI.”

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



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