Co-Founder & CEO | Business, Technology & Data Lawyer | Innovator | TEDx Organizer
Melissa is a results-driven business, technology and data lawyer for public and private companies, start-ups, investment banks and private equity funds, with a specific focus on the supply chain, industrial services and technology industries. Melissa has two decades of legal experience and practices law at Akerman LLP, an AmLaw 100 firm.
Melissa is also the Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer of InFront Compliance, Inc. and a pioneer in the regtech/legaltech arena. Melissa is driving innovation, risk reduction, and substantial cost savings for procurement, compliance and legal teams with the InFront Compliance platform — challenging the spreadsheet and checklist status quo with a subscription-based, expert system. InFront Compliance is a Barclays powered by Techstars-backed company and has been a finalist at FinTech Junction and Shelovestech. InFront Compliance has also presented at DLD Tel Aviv, the Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) Tech Showcase, and is a nominee for the RegTech 100 for 2019.
Melissa is a board member and co-organizer of TEDxOrlando and TEDxOrlandoWomen and serves on the business advisory board of Bridg - a cutting edge boutique microelectronics fabrication facility.