Software Management Consulting Professor

Sheryl Root

Source: College of Engineering

Contact Info:
Carnegie Mellon University
Silicon Valley
Building 23 (MS 23-11)
Moffett Field, CA 94035

Office: B23 #122

Phone: 650-335-2870

Email: or





Sheryl Root is a member of the faculty at Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley. Currently, she has her business, RootAnalysis, which is a consulting firm in business strategy and marketing. Before joining the faculty, she was Director, Marketing Services at Applied Materials and previously was with HP for 20 years having served as director of Business Strategy, director of Marketing Operations for Services, Director of the Software Initiative and Manager of Unix environements. She led internal teams of consultants in advancing software engineering and business management process practices within Hewlett-Packard worldwide, specializing in the area of software.

Sheryl completed her undergraduate studies at the University of California and obtained her master’s degree in business from Stanford University. She is on the Board of Advisors for the Stanford Business School Sloan Program and is a member of the board for WITI (Women in Technology, International).


B.A., University of California

M.A., Business, Stanford University