Salesforce Leadership


Elisa Steele

Former CEO, Namely, Jive Software

Board Chair Namely, Board Member Splunk, Bumble, Procore, JFrog, Amplitude; Advisor: Tile,

Software, HCM & Hi-Tech
A business leader in the tech sector for over 30 years, Elisa is a leading executive in Silicon Valley. Elisa has broad experience across consumer and enterprise businesses - and thrives at the intersection of both. She’s led transformations to scale, grow and drive impact across many organisations, both large and small. Elisa currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Namely, where she was previously CEO. She also serves on the boards of Splunk (SPLK), Bumble (BMBL), Procore Technologies (PCOR), JFrog (FROG) and Amplitude. Elisa is an Advisor to Tile and and previously served as Chair of the Board of Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD). Prior to CEO at Namely, she served as CEO at Jive (JIVE). Prior to that, she served as Jive’s Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products, where she was responsible for the company’s vision and end-to-end global marketing and product functions. Prior to Jive, Elisa was Corporate Vice President and CMO of consumer apps and services at Microsoft, including brands such as Bing, Internet Explorer, Lync, MSN,, and Skype, among others. Earlier in her career, she was the CMO at Skype, EVP and CMO at Yahoo! and SVP of Marketing at NetApp. Elisa holds a M.B.A. from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire.