Sheryl Root

Sheryl Root

President and CEO, RootAnalysis;, Associate Professor, Carnegie Mellon - SV and Stanford University

Inducted in 2015

Sheryl Root is a Software Management Consulting Professor at Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley. She is a strategy, marketing, and product development executive with over 18 years of experience at Hewlett-Packard Company and 10 years of software systems experience and leadership in the financial and computing industries. Her strategic and program leadership experience focused on the definition and delivery of technology-based products and solutions, and her marketing operations experience has been in creating new business models, organizational structures, cost reductions, and revenue generation programs.

Ms. Root is currently President/CEO of RootAnalysis, and consults in business strategy creation and execution, program management, and marketing effectiveness for companies including HP, PeopleSoft, Santa Clara University, Novell, and Philips. Her passion is motivating and supporting young women in choosing careers in science and technology. She engages women to get involved and pay it forward. Several of the students she has mentored have gone on to successfully run their own technology firms. Ms. Root also brought together CMU, Stanford, and UCB to establish an annual gathering of women in research, to share ideas and form networks to sustain their thinking.

Ms. Root sits on several boards, including Sloan School of Business, Women in Technology International, Teach for America, and the Stanford Institute on Research in Women and Gender. She holds a Sloan MBA from Stanford University.