Having built her 17 year career in business development, sales and marketing strategy, Melissa is currently a Director at Google leading strategy, operations and product go to market for Google’s Global Client and Agency Sales organization. Before this she was managing some of the company’s largest global partnerships with the “Big 6” advertising holding companies. Prior to Google, she received her MBA from INSEAD after having worked on Wall Street for several years as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the asset management division. Melissa graduated from Princeton University with a B.A. in Art & Archeology. She is an investor and advisor to tech & retail start ups as well as a passionate mentor to fellow female professionals.
A music lover and frustrated singer/songwriter, Melissa has been a patron of the arts ever since her days acting in musical theater as a student. Melissa is originally from Chicago but is a long-time New Yorker and in addition to being an ardent traveler has called 4 different countries across 3 continents home.