Shellye Archambeau:

Fortune 500 board member, Former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author

Shellye Shellye is an experienced CEO and Board Director with a track record of accomplishments building brands, high performance teams, and organizations. Shellye has over 30 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer. She is a frequent featured expert on CNBC and CNN.

Since 2020 Shellye Archambeau has been passionately creating spaces to help others to achieve their goals and ambitions in life. Her book Unapologetically Ambitious was the first step towards that. She has been working closely with HBCU as well as communities and individuals to inspire young professionals from diverse backgrounds. 

Her community has been growing ever since. Numerous requests from her community for mentoring and advice led her to create online spaces to share her resources, advice, and insight. 


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. Shellye 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.

She is a recognized expert in marketing and co-authored, “Marketing That Works: How Entrepreneurial Marketing Can Add Sustainable Profits to Any Sized Company.” She has held EVP of Sales and Chief Marketing Officer roles for two public companies and as President of, launched the entertainment retailer’s first online presence.

She was named the second most influential African American in IT by Business Insider. She was ranked one of the “100 Most Influential Business Leaders in America” by Newsmax and that same year received the NCWIT Symons Innovator Award from The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)

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