Vice President, End User Technology Engineering, MetLife
Over the past 15 years Shayesteh Sims has built her career around operational excellence, strategic leadership, and delivering customer- focused technologies. At MetLife, she provides leadership and strategic direction to a passionate team dedicated to enabling, delighting and empowering employees with critical technology capabilities. Additionally, her current focus is on optimizing and refining the employee experience, as well as business outcomes in the areas of Mobility, Digital Workspace and Unified Communications and Collaboration. Throughout her tenure she has developed, scaled and streamlined technology organizations, driving product innovation from the customer’s perspective and fine-tuned operations for unparalleled productivity and cost savings. Her deep understanding of business and technology acumen coupled with an ability to lead multinational teams has propelled her career at both Lenovo and IBM. Starting in engineering and advancing to a senior level executive, a few of her most notable achievements have been launching world-class business units and shifting the global software industry into being more customer-centric.
In addition to a successful career in technology, Shayesteh believes her family is her greatest accomplishment. Taking pride in being a role model and teaching her daughter to be a strong and independent woman carries over into the workplace for her. Along with playing a critical role in driving MetLife’s digital transformations, she is devoted to empowering women and promoting an inclusive environment. Shayesteh holds a Master of Electrical Engineering, currently serves as a board member for Triangle Women in STEM, board adviser for NC Tech, is an active in Dress for Success and serves as the co-chair for the Women’s Business Network at MetLife. Prior to joining MetLife, she was an Executive Sponsor for Women’s Leadership Development Program, a board member for Women in Leadership, and an Executive Sponsor and Technology Trainer for Women in Technology Leadership.