November 09, 2009 | Palo Alto, California: MetricStream Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, is proud to announce that Shellye Archambeau, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MetricStream, has been named to the Tenth Annual 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology list for 2009, in an annual listing selected by eAccess Corp.

As CEO, Ms. Archambeau has grown MetricStream into a recognized market leader in Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).  MetricStream’s software based solutions are used by tens of thousands of users around the world to meet the increasing demands of industry and financial regulations, and operational mandates.   Ms. Archambeau is a sought after speaker on effective governance, risk management and emerging trends in GRC; as well as leadership principles and go to market strategies.

Ms. Archambeau also serves on several boards of directors including:  Arbitron, Inc [NYSE: ARB}, the IT Senior Management Forum, The Silicon Valley Leadership Group and The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs and Exectutives.

“Shellye is an example of the critically important role of African-American innovators, educators, policymakers and executives to shape the future of the global economy,” said John William Templeton, president/executive editor of San Francisco-based eAccess Corp., which has produced the list since 1999. “During a transformational national administration, she represents the role models to propel new generations into the careers of the future.”

Since 1999, the 50 Most Important African-Americans in Technology has highlighted the extensive involvement of African-Americans in the growth and development of the world’s most cutting edge industries. With more than 400,000 workers and more than 2,000 IT businesses, information technology is the largest professional employer of African-Americans in the United States. An outgrowth of a 1998 exhibition at San Jose’s Tech Museum of Innovation, the list continues to reinforce the bottom line importance of an expanded talent pool.

The 2009 Honorees will gather for a 10th anniversary symposium in San Francisco on Jan. 15, 2010 to design an innovation and equity agenda for the nation.

About MetricStream

MetricStream is the independent market leader in enterprise cloud applications for governance, risk, compliance (GRC), and quality management. MetricStream apps and software solutions improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, audit management, vendor governance, and quality management for organizations across industries, including banking and financial services, health care, life sciences, energy and utilities, consumer brands, government, technology, and manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and GRC innovation center in Bengaluru, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally.(

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