Chief Executive Officer
Elisa Steele is Jive’s CEO. In this role, Elisa is responsible for leading and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the leading collaboration software company (JIVE: NASDAQ). Since appointed CEO in February, 2015, Jive has reset strategy, transitioned to a cloud-leading business, created focus on core enterprise solutions for defined segments, and delivered turnaround business and financial results. Under her leadership, the company achieved profitability for the first time and delivered record revenue in Q4 of 2016.
Prior to becoming CEO and a member of the Jive Board, Elisa was executive vice president of marketing, strategy and products, where she was responsible for Jive’s vision and end-to-end global marketing and product functions.
Prior to Jive, Elisa was corporate vice president and chief marketing officer of Consumer Apps and Services at Microsoft, including brands such as Bing, Internet Explorer, Lync, MSN, Outlook.com and Skype, among others. Previously, Elisa was the chief marketing officer at Skype as well as executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Yahoo!. Prior to that, she was senior vice president of corporate marketing at NetApp and held various sales, business development and leadership positions at Sun Microsystems and AT&T Business Services.
Elisa was recently named a Woman of Influence by the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and has served on the Board of Directors for Amber Alert GPS and RMG Networks. She also is an innovation advisor to the non-profit organization, Equality Now. She serves as a judge for the annual Forbes Cloud 100, and has served as a judge for the WSJ Marketers that Matter Awards. Elisa was also named a top executive by Social Media Marketing Magazine in 2013.
Elisa formally served on the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) board of directors and executive committee from 2009-2011, and the Forbes Executive Women advisory board. In 2009, Advertising Age named Elisa a “Woman to Watch.” She is currently a member and volunteers for National Charity League, donating time and resources in her local school community. Elisa holds a Master of Business Administration degree from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.
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Elisa Steele serves on the Board of Directors.