Shanti Atkins

Entrepreneur and Operator
NAVEX Global

Shanti is a seasoned entrepreneur and operator with more than 20 years of experience building innovative, fast-growth organizations. She is the founder of NAVEX Global, the world’s largest ethics and compliance software and services company with more than 13,000 customers and trusted by 95 of the Fortune 100.

Under Shanti’s leadership, NAVEX has grown from less than $5 million in revenues to more than $150 million, and has become one of the most recognized brands in governance, risk and compliance (GRC). In addition to her current role at NAVEX, Shanti actively serves on several company boards, primarily focused on software and tech-enabled services.
Shanti has deep experience working with entrepreneurs and investors, with a focus on M&A, strategic planning, business development and partnership management, sales design, marketing and thought leadership as well as product development.

Shanti has unique expertise in building and investing in disruptive technologies that transform the way we think, communicate and behave in the workplace. She has a passion for helping good companies become great, with an established track record of maximizing enterprise value and providing superior returns to investors.

Shanti’s experience in GRC lends additional value to her board work given the increasing importance of ethics and risk management on business performance. She has advised some of the world’s leading brands on how to build exceptional cultures and was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Business Ethics.

Shanti received her Masters of Law (LL.M.) from Harvard University where she was a Viscount Bennett Fellow and served on the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. Shanti received her J.D. and her B.A. (Film) from Queen’s University (Canada) where she was a Queen’s National Scholar.

Shanti has been a featured expert for a wide range of media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and The Huffington Post.