Director, founder, and ceo in Christchurch, New Zealand
Founder and CEO of Holdmine Ltd - helping simplify our busy, complex lives and have conversations that really matter.
Melissa has worked with a diverse range of organisations from tech and fitness businesses, local Government, and trade based owner/operators to leading organizations with over 5000 staff and tech startups including one in the Bitcoin/Blockchain space. In each role she has focused on achieving a positive step-change in business performance, and supporting the people involved to achieve their goals.
Melissa loves connecting people, investment and startups, and delivering positive financial and social returns.
Soapbox topics include improving diversity in business (especially in the Boardroom), leading through change, empowering people to reach their goals and Fair Trade.
In the last few years while working as a management consultant in her venture SilverDelta, she's also founded Bolstur - providing affordable and effective sales and marketing tools. And in 2020 launched Holdmine.
The other passion project is Careering9 - a book for young women entering the workforce and navigating their path.
Melissa defines happiness as: being with loved ones, being outdoors or surrounded by books, day break, car keys and an open road, a plane ticket and a sense of adventure, knowing you've given it your all.