Namely Appoints Elisa Steele as CEO
Namely, an HR platform for mid-sized companies, announced Elisa Steele is the company’s new CEO. Under her leadership, the company completed a $60 million growth round led by GGV Capital, whose investments include Airbnb, Square, and Slack, alongside Tenaya Capital. Significant investors Sequoia Capital, True Ventures, Matrix Partners, and Scale Venture Partners also participated in the round, marking their continued commitment to Namely.
Steele has more than 25 years of leadership experience at several of the world’s leading technology companies. She last served as president and chief executive officer of Jive Software, and has held senior positions at Microsoft, Skype, Yahoo!, NetApp, and Sun Microsystems. Steele joined the Namely Board of Directors in 2017 and has held the role of head of the office of the CEO since May 2018.