Business Development Manager, ELEVATE
Melissa is based in the San Francisco Bay Area and expanding ELEVATE’s business with suppliers helping clients integrate “beyond audit” tools to optimize social compliance programs. She helps companies advance their sustainability goals with a focus on scaling worker engagement throughout the value chain.
Melissa joined ELEVATE as part of the Laborlink acquisition in 2017. At Laborlink she worked closely with brands and retailers to create socially responsible programs to engage with workers within supply chains. Each project leveraged mobile technology to obtain worker feedback and use data insights to transform workplace conditions.
Prior to Laborlink, Melissa spent several years managing business relationships with global partners supporting exchange programs overseen by the U.S. Department of State. She has experience living in Latin America working on sustainable development projects with marginalized populations. Melissa graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison with degrees in History and Communication and earned a M.A in International Studies from DePaul University.