Shelley Bransten

Corporate VP – Worldwide Retail & Consumer Goods


Shelley Bransten, Corporate Vice President, Retail & Consumer Goods, grew up in retail. She is a passionate advocate for customers and works tirelessly to ensure they are set up for success across their digital transformation efforts. At Microsoft, Shelley leads the thought leadership, go-to-market and solution approach to address retailers’ most important growth opportunities.

Prior to Microsoft, Shelley was the SVP of Retail at Salesforce, launching business solutions that addressed challenges facing the retail industry. She also worked 16 years for Gap Inc., setting the vision and execution of world-class CRM programs for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy. Previously, Shelley worked at Williams-Sonoma, Smith & Hawken and Visa USA.

During her time leading the WW retail and consumer goods business at Microsoft, she has overseen groundbreaking partnerships with leading companies across the globe including Walgreens Boots alliance, Kroger, H&M, IKEA, M&S and many more. Recently Microsoft was described as the ‘Digital Switzerland’ in the retail industry and announced a major commitment to going carbon negative by 2030. 

In her spare time, Shelley is mother to 2 teenage boys (never a dull moment) and flash the dog (who sometimes listens to.) She enjoys vinyasa power yoga to calm her mind and is a longtime resident of San Francisco (from a family of gold rush flunkees who she is very close to.)