Elisa Steele is Jive’s CEO and President. In this role, Elisa is responsible for leading and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company. Prior to that, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Products, where she was responsible for Jive’s vision and end-to-end global marketing and product functions. She also served as Jive’s CMO. 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. Prior to this role, Elisa was the chief marketing officer at Skype, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Yahoo! and senior vice president of corporate marketing at NetApp.
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. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Amber Alert GPS and is an innovation advisor to the non-profit organization, Equality Now. She previously served on the board of directors of RMG Networks, the advisory board to consumer companies CareZone and Eyeona, the Interactive Advertising Bureau 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 volunteer for National Charity League and donates time and resources in her local school community.