Shellye Archambeau

Fortune 500 Board Member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor & Author

About Shellye:

Shellye Archambeau is an experienced CEO and board director, with a track record of accomplishment building brands, high-performance teams, and organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Nordstrom, Verizon, Roper Technologies and Okta. She is also a strategic advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group, as well as growing startups.

Background & Experience:

Shellye has over 30 years of experience in technology. She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley–based governance, risk and compliance software company. During her tenure, MetricStream grew from a fledgling startup into a global market leader. Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and former Executive Chairman of LinkedIn, described Shellye as “the woman who pulled off the most incredible Silicon Valley turnaround you never heard of.” She is regularly named on Who’s Who lists in technology.

Shellye is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms—a book that will inspire you and provide the tools to enable you to fight the battles, make the tradeoffs and create the life you want. She is also a Forbes contributor and the subject of the Harvard Business School Case Study: Becoming a CEO.

She was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider in 2013. In 2015, she was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT).

Education & Training:

A sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as marketing and entrepreneurship, Shellye has guest lectured at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business and her alma mater, The Wharton School of Business. She has been featured or referenced in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Forbes and the Financial Times.

In her spare time, Shellye enjoys the performing arts, traveling and cooking. She runs a gourmet dinner club and writes a blog that provides career advice, insight and other musings from her career.


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