Melissa’s true passion is meeting people
and learning about brands. After getting her
MBA from Wharton, she built a career at
Rakuten, becoming GM of the US and UK
business. She learned a lot about big brands
and running teams. She then worked at a
fashion startup. With three successful exits
under her belt, she loves helping startups
figure out how to monetize their business via partnerships.
Melissa takes her relationships seriously:
she’ll drive through a snow storm (she’s
done it) to see someone. She’s proud to call
the many contacts she’s built in her career
friends as well as clients.