Shelly is the Group Operating Officer for Accenture Digital – an organization she played an instrumental role in creating in 2014 and bolstering to become a market leader and major growth engine for Accenture today. In this role, Shelly leads Accenture Digital’s growth initiatives and operations and has helped create an organization that is distinct yet also connected with all of Accenture’s businesses. Accenture Digital is helping clients and Accenture to digitally transform.
Shelly enjoys rolling up her sleeves and actively participating in client, market and internal activities. She takes a people-first approach – empowering employees to innovate, take risks and be a part of important business decisions – which has stimulated Accenture Digital to become a $9.5B business and an inspiring home to Accenture’s digital employees around the globe. Shelly works with organizations across industries to help them spot disruption and create new value through new operating models, new ways of working and digital technologies. She is also an advocate for women in STEM, and collaborative and diverse work environments. She enjoys sharing her digital, technology and leadership insights and experiences with investors, analysts and reporters, and at events such as Grace Hopper and SXSW.
Prior to her Group Operating Officer role, Shelly was Accenture’s Technology area lead for North America responsible for sales, solution design and delivery of systems integration and application outsourcing services. She also previously served as a Managing Director in Communications, Media & Technology North America where she managed a portfolio of clients, developed new clients and managed the P&L. Additionally, she was the Managing Director for Accenture’s Denver office.
Shelly holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and computer information systems from Colorado State University. She lives in Denver with her husband and two children where she is proudly known as “Coach Shelly” for her many years of coaching kids in soccer, basketball and baseball.