Atlassian acquired his startup AgileCraft for $166M

Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott

Steve Elliott

Head of Jira Align, Atlassian, Austin, USA

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Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott
Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott
Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott
Worldwebforum speaker Steve Elliott

Why you should listen

Nominated as best CEO and Company Culture in 2018 when still with AgileCraft, Steve Elliott has a strong stance on what is important at work – culture that is driven by a strong sense of purpose and community, that enabled AgileCraft to innovate and thrive. Listen to him on how to scale agile to the enterprise level.

Steve Elliott has a proven track record of leading successful teams and transforming large scale organizations to agile. His software startup AgileCraft was recently acquired by Atlassian, dedicated to pioneering enterprise agility, for 166M USD. Prior to this, he has already led several other startups, sales, support, strategy development, and engineering teams.

His passion lies in designing tools and finding ways to help organizations scale all aspects of business operations. He enables leaders to excel in their management duties through the use of agile to transform the way they do business.

Now Head of Jira Align (formerly AgileCraft), Steve’s brainchild makes all work visible across an enterprise in real time, finds consensus on roadmaps, scope, and dependencies across teams and portfolios, and uses value engineering to rapidly drive value and lean thinking to accelerate digital strategies.

Hear Steve speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about how he’s helping executives have an all-encompassing view of their organizations that connects strategy, work, and outcomes.

About Atlassian

Atlassian is a leading provider of collaboration, development, and issue tracking software for teams.

With over 138,000 global customers (including 85 of the Fortune 100), we’re advancing the power of collaboration with products including Jira, Jira Service Desk, Jira Ops, Confluence, Bitbucket, Trello, and more.

Driven by honest values, an amazing culture, and consistent revenue growth, we’re out to unleash the potential of every team.


Steve Elliott, CEO and Founder of AgileCraft, is a passionate leader with proven experience in building high-growth technology companies that consistently out innovate the competition.  Steve founded AgileCraft in 2013 to help fortune 500 companies transform the way they do business so they can compete in the modern digital economy.  AgileCraft has won multiple awards including the #1 Small Workplace in America by Fortune Magazine and Best Places to Work.

AgileCraft was acquired by Atlassian for a double-digit multiple of revenue in 2019 and is recognized by Gartner as the leading product for Enterprise Agile Planning.  Steve has been an executive leader in multiple successful startups and is passionate about finding ways to scale all aspects of business operations.  He holds a masters business degree from Texas Tech and is a graduate of the Executive Management Program at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Business.