Cheryl Steets is a senior marketing executive with extensive expertise in strategic marketing communications, having led marketing communications teams in organizations of all sizes from start-ups to multi-million dollar international corporations over the past 18 years. 

As Chief Operating Officer of gINT Software in Santa Rosa CA, Cheryl led the organization to quadruple its revenue in a short seven-year period.  As marketing director for Bentley Systems, a global corporation based in Exton, PA, Cheryl oversaw many successful international and multilingual marketing initiatives over a six-year period, including strategic planning, event marketing, and social media outreach with multinational teams. 

In addition to her professional marketing career, Cheryl holds a Ph.D. from UCLA with a focus on ancient languages, specializing in Greek, Latin, Sanskrit and early Persian, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Classics from the University of Rhode Island. Cheryl is the founder and president of Inner Sunrise LLC, an organization devoted to wellness that offers products and educational information related stress relief and work-life balance. Alongside her extensive business and academic experience, Cheryl brings a deep love and profound appreciation for the glories of music, literature, theater, and fine art.