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Elisa Steele
Chief Executive Officer

Jive Software

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, 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.

Elisa Steele serves on the Board of Directors.

Posts by Elisa Steele

The New Future of Work: A Peek Into Jive’s Future History

Jive CEO, Elisa Steele, discusses how Jive is well-positioned to continue being the foundation that makes work happen — today, tomorrow and well into the future.

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E-book: The Future of Intranets and Enterprise Social Networks—Why Businesses Need an Interactive Intranet
The Future of Intranets and Enterprise Social Networks
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15 Years of Jiving

February is a big milestone for Jive—we are celebrating our 15th birthday!

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Three Predictions for Driving Modern Workstyles in 2015

As our world is increasingly connected, people are engaging in ways that we could not have even imagined just a few decades ago. Who would have thought that a pre-teen…

Workplace Flexibility: What’s Your Workstyle?

I’ve been talking a lot about workstyle. For those of you new to the term workstyle, let me step back and explain. If someone asked you to talk about your…

5 Must-Know Millennial Mantras

There’s a lot being written about millennials right now. You might even say there’s a backlash against all the attention they’re getting. But if you’re a business leader, you need to…

Are You Ready for Greatness?

In my post [5 Reasons Why Your #workstyle Matters], I introduced workstyle in the context of what it means to us as individuals — and how leaders must allow people…

A New Kind of Alchemy and Workstyle

When I first heard Azure Antoinette speak this summer at the Re/code conference , I was struck by her confidence and authenticity. I couldn’t wait to meet her and talk…

It’s Just Life (and Other Lessons from Top Women in Tech)

I don’t believe in ‘work/life balance’ – it’s just life. I used to dread the question so many female leaders are asked which sounds something like: “What’s your approach to…

5 Reasons Why Your #workstyle Matters

Everyone’s talking about the future of work. I say it’s here now. In our personal lives we’re all storing content in the cloud, sharing and remixing it with friends, crowdsourcing…