Shellye Archambeau was CEO of MetricStream (Jan 2003 - Jan 2018), a provider of governance, risk, and compliance software solutions. She was one of Silicon Valley's first female Black CEOs. Ms. Archambeau is also a sought-after speaker on governance, risk and compliance as well as entrepreneurship and leadership.
Prior to joining MetricStream, Ms. Archambeau was Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales for Loudcloud, Inc, responsible for all global sales and marketing activities. At Loudcloud she led the transformation into an enterprise-focused company while growing sales 50% year over year.
Previously, she served as Chief Marketing Officer of NorthPoint Communications, where she led the design and implementation of all sales and marketing strategies. Ms. Archambeau also served as president of Blockbuster, Inc.'s e-commerce division and was recognized by Internet World as one of the Top 25 'Click and Mortar' executives in the country in June of 2000. Ms. Archambeau spent the prior 15 years at IBM, holding several domestic and international executive positions.
Board and Advisor Roles
Ms. Archambeau serves on the board of directors of Verizon, Nordstrom, Roper Technologies, Inc., Okta, Inc. She is also a strategic advisor to the Royal Bank of Canada, Capital Markets Group and Forbes Ignite. She previously served on the boards of Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG), Arbitron, Inc. and the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Executives.
- In 2014 she was named one of the 46 Most Important African-Americans In Technology by the Business Insider.
- She is the author of Unapologetically Ambitious: Take Risks, Break Barriers and Create Success on Your Own Terms.
She earned a B.S. degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business.