Shellye Archambeau

Unapologetically Ambitious

Ms. Archambeau is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Ms. Archambeau currently serves on the boards of Verizon [NYSE:VZ], Nordstrom [NYSE: JWN], Roper Technologies [NYSE: ROP], and Okta [NASDAQ: OKTA]. She is also a strategic advisor to Forbes Ignite and to the President of Arizona State University, and serves on the boards of two national nonprofits, Catalyst and Braven.

She is the former CEO of MetricStream, a Silicon Valley-based, governance, risk, and compliance software company that enables corporations to improve their business operations through better risk management across the enterprise. Ms. Archambeau built the company into a global market leader with over 1200 employees serving customers around the world. Under her leadership MetricStream was recognized for growth and innovation over the years and was named in the top 10 of the “Deloitte Technology Fast 50” and named a global leader in GRC by leading independent analyst firms for 9 consecutive years.


In conversation with Unapologetically Ambitious author, Shellye Archambeau

14/07/2022 11.25 - 12.00


The startup world is cyclical. Ambitious expansions driven by the promise of disruptive tech and new markets give way to contractions as reality sets in, and the inertia of the real world pushes back. From the dot-com crash, to the 2008 housing crisis, liquidity changes and carnage ensues. But through it all, well-built, properly governed companies that deliver real value can flourish.