Overall Rank: 10
Top Women Leaders 2018
ProfileDanielle joined Optiva as CEO in 2017. The Company, which trades on the Toronto stock exchange, is an innovative software provider of mission-critical, cloud-native, monetization solutions to leading communication service providers (CSPs) globally. Danielle has nearly 20 years of executive experience in the technology industry with an emphasis on turning around enterprise software companies. Before joining Optiva, she served as portfolio CEO for the ESW Capital family of companies, leading over 15 turnarounds during her tenure.
Danielle is widely recognized as an industry thought leader and has been featured in publications, including Fast Company and The Harvard Business Review. Prior to ESW, she served in senior roles with Freescale Semiconductor and Trilogy. Her first job after graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Computer Science was with IBM. Danielle is an entrepreneurial leader with broad experience in transforming cost structures, growing revenues, building teams and creating customer loyalty.