Shannon Brayton

Chief Marketing Officer

Shannon Brayton is the Chief Marketing Officer and leads marketing and communications for Bessemer. She has more than 25 years of experience leading teams and shaping corporate narratives for some of the world’s most innovative and disruptive brands, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer of LinkedIn. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Vidyard and Quizlet. She is also an advisory board member at several companies and an active angel investor.

Shannon was named one of the most world’s most influential CMOs for three consecutive years by Forbes Magazine, and she was described by PRWeek in 2017 as “a force of nature any company would want on their side.”

Shannon lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two children. Her hobbies include reading the news, traveling with her family, and doing the New York Times crossword puzzle every day.