EVP, Strategy and CMO, Jive Software
Steele may be one of Silicon Valley's most nomadic CMOs. After serving in top marketing jobs at Skype and Yahoo, Steele joined Jive Software as its EVP of strategy and CMO in November 2013. Just a little over a year earlier, after Microsoft completed its $8.5 billion purchase of Internet communications company Skype, Microsoft's Skype division announced in July 2012 that it had Steele as a Corporate Vice President overseeing Microsoft's Consumer Apps & Services brands including Skype, Lync, bing, outlook.com, SkyDrive, Internet Explorer & more. Prior to Skype/Microsoft, this direct and straight-talking executive served as EVP and CMO of Yahoo! Inc. and held senior marketing positions at Sun Microsystems and NetApp. She started her career at AT&T.