Yahoo! appoints Elisa Steele as Chief Marketing Officer

Prior to joining Yahoo!, Steele was senior vice president of corporate marketing at NetApp, where she led the company’s global brand strategy including global communications, corporate relations, and integrated marketing functions. Her work at NetApp included strategically repositioning the brand in the category and a major global relaunch.

Before NetApp, Steele led Sun’s integrated marketing and merchandising organization, where she was responsible for global go-to-market initiatives, campaign execution, events, online marketing, and installed base marketing. Steele also led several other marketing functions at Sun. Her professional experience also includes management positions at iPlanet eCommerce Solutions, JavaSoft, and AT&T.

Steele holds a master of business administration degree from San Francisco State University and a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of New Hampshire.