Jim Steele Named to Instructure Board of Directors

SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure (NYSE:INST), a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter, today announced the appointment of Jim Steele to its board of directors, effective October 26, 2016. Instructure also announced the resignation of Adam D. Marcus from the board, effective October 26, 2016. Mr. Marcus resigned from the board after two years of service.

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Mr. Steele is president and chief revenue officer of InsideSales. He brings more than 30 years of business experience and customer success from several prominent technology companies, including IBM, Ariba and Salesforce. Prior to his president and chief customer officer post at Salesforce, Mr. Steele held a variety of key roles, including executive vice president of worldwide sales at Ariba.

"We are excited to welcome Jim to the Instructure board," said Josh Coates, CEO of Instructure. "His experience and skillset are a great complement to an already strong board.  He has a long history of successfully maintaining high levels of customer satisfaction and retention within rapidly scaling businesses. He also has extensive managerial and operational experience which will add a valuable perspective as we continue to grow."

"Additionally, I want to thank Adam for his contributions and service to Instructure over the last two years. We are grateful for his commitment to the company," concluded Mr. Coates. 

"Under Josh's leadership, Instructure has emerged as a leader in learning management software.  I look forward to contributing my experience and knowledge to Instructure's next phase of growth," said Mr. Steele.


Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 2,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K-12, and Bridge for the corporate market at www.Instructure.com


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