Executive Assistant to CEO

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Full-time
  • Department: Executive

Company Description

Optimizely is the world's leader in customer experience optimization, allowing businesses to dramatically drive up the value of their digital products, commerce and campaigns through its best in class experimentation software platform. By replacing digital guesswork with evidence-based results, Optimizely enables product and marketing professionals to accelerate innovation, lower the risk of new features, and drive up the return on investment from digital by up to 10X. Over 26 of the Fortune 100 companies choose Optimizely to power their global digital experiences. Optimizely’s impressive customer list includes eBay, FOX, IBM, The New York Times and many more global enterprises.

Job Description

We’re looking for an awesome Executive Assistant to support our CEO.  As a core member of the Executive Support team at Optimizely, you will directly support our CEO's day-to-day and partner closely with the other Executive Assistants to provide proactive and strong operational support to our broader executive team.

In this role, you will be responsible for managing the schedule, business travel, off-sites, expense reporting and day-to-day responsibilities of our Chief Executive Officer. This position will facilitate meetings, off-sites, occasional events and requires someone with a keen ability to prioritize many tasks across multiple functions.

Success in this role means keeping our CEO focused on the most business-critical opportunities and ensuring they make deadlines and hit goals all while promoting company values and maintaining high team morale. You thrive in constantly changing environments, excel in bringing order to chaos and enthusiastically accept the responsibility as a Chief Fun Officer! 


  • Heavy calendar management - you’re a Google Calendar ninja!

  • Arranging extensive executive travel, both within the US and internationally

  • Proactive meeting support: taking notes, devising agendas, deriving action plans and following up with all attendees to reinforce the meeting purpose, outcome and expected responses/actions

  • Prepare and maintain extensive expense report records

  • Coordinate logistics for meetings and presentations including quarterly leadership offsites and weekly all-hands meetings

  • Partner closely with the other Executive Assistants and stakeholders to maintain high office morale



  • 5+ years of experience working with a senior executive, preferably a CEO, at a quickly-growing company (SaaS company a plus!)

  • Outstanding communication, organization, and problem-solving skills; demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility

  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment and stay cool under pressure!

  • A can-do “make it happen" attitude: you are comfortable making decisions with little supervision or direction and you learn and adjust quickly

  • Fluency in Google products (Gmail, Docs, Slides, etc.) as well as familiarity with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

  • You feel completely comfortable interacting with people through all parts of the organization while maintaining a high degree of professionalism and confidentiality.

Additional Information


  • Commuter and transportation benefits
  • Catered in-office lunch on weekdays
  • Full medical insurance with very low co-pay and deductible. HMO, PPO, and HSA options available
  • Full dental coverage including orthodontics
  • Full vision coverage including contacts
  • Dependents 100% covered for medical, dental, and vision
  • Wellness Grant
  • Unlimited vacation policy and seventeen weeks of paid parental leave
  • 401k benefit
  • Working with a great team and having a huge impact!


At Optimizely, we embody inclusion and embrace diversity.  Optimizely is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit.  Optimizely prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, nationality, citizenship, age, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, or any other unlawful consideration.  All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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