As a super connector, Melissa has a natural gift for connecting people to solutions and solving problems. She currently works in guiding and leading over 100+ organizations in Human Resource, Benefits and Payroll administration software and managed service solutions. Since 1996, Melissa’s career as a sales and business development executive has made measurable contributions internally and externally to small, gritty start-ups and Fortune 500 organizations. Her expertise in developing people and teams has led to the successful direction of hundreds of fundraising campaigns and events raising $5m for research and education. Melissa serves as VP Membership Services with North County Human Resource San Diego (NCHR-SD) and is a member of Corporate Alliance San Diego, a premier professional organization and leads facilitated conversations and problem-solving discussions with San Diego business entrepreneurs and C-Suite Executives. A native to San Diego, Melissa graduated in 1995 at Cal State University San Marcos (Go Cougars!) and lives in Encinitas with her family.