Shellye Archambeau

Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and under her leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global…

About Me

Shellye Archambeau is the CEO of MetricStream and under her leadership, MetricStream has grown into a recognized global market leader recognized for growth and innovation.

Shellye has proven global business expertise combined with a passion for public policy.  She is a member of the board of directors for the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, a nationally recognized organization focused on fostering a cooperative effort between business and government officials to address major public policy issues.

Shellye was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of Nordstrom, Inc. She also serves on the board of directors of Verizon Communications Inc.

Shellye has led initiatives and Washington DC delegations to address regulatory compliance issues, and to improve governance. She also pens a column on leadership and entrepreneurship for Xconomy, and is frequently quoted in top tier media publications, including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Compliance Week, and Silicon Valley Business Journal.

Previously, she served on the Board of Directors and the Audit and Technology committees for Arbitron, Inc., a media research company.  Shellye is a much sought-after speaker who has presented on GRC issues to Fortune 500 corporations, members of Congress, and various associations, including the IIA, ISACA, and NASDAQ.

In April 2013, Shellye was named the “#2 Most Influential African American in Technology” by Business Insider.

Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective
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Balancing Risks and Opportunities: The Board’s Perspective

People start a business for many reasons. Some do it out of sheer passion, while others do it to create wealth and economic growth. Yet, underlying it all is a willingness to take risks. Entrepreneurs and established companies make risky decisions every day in the hope that those risks will translate into better opportunities, better […]

What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks
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What Startups Can Do About Cyber Attacks

A cybersecurity report by Ponemon Institute, in association with Keeper Security, found that in the 12 months leading up to June 2016, 55 percent of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) experienced a cyber attack, while 50 percent encountered data breaches involving customer and employee information. These statistics belie the common notion that cybercriminals attack only […]

My Best Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs And Tech Startups
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My Best Advice For Aspiring Entrepreneurs And Tech Startups

What an incredible time to be a tech startup! The opportunities out there are just tremendous. Digital payments, wearable technology, mobile healthcare, virtual reality and gamification, predictive analytics, and green tech—these are just a few of the startup areas that are expected to be big this year, according to venture capitalists and industry experts. “Full […]

“Innovation” in a Competitive Startup Economy
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“Innovation” in a Competitive Startup Economy

Seventy-three percent of U.S. adults  agree that we’re living in an age of significant innovation. Indeed, the pace at which new products and services are being developed is truly incredible. In 2014 alone, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) granted a record 300,678 utility patents – the most issued in a single year, ever. Meanwhile, 81 percent of […]

3 Key Workplace Policies that Startups Can’t Afford to Ignore
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3 Key Workplace Policies that Startups Can’t Afford to Ignore

Most startups are focused on getting their business off the ground. As a result, they usually delay policy development until a later date. But here’s why it’s important to draft and implement certain policies right at the start of your business: policies pre-empt and prevent misunderstandings between employees and employers about obligations and behavior at the […]