New Master: Melissa Ablett-Jordaan

We recently welcomed a new master, Melissa Ablett-Jordaan! Read on to learn more about her.

Tell us about yourself
I am a growth-focused executive with extensive experience launching and building businesses across the US, EU, and Asia. I have successfully built and led teams in operations, sales, marketing, HR, IT, and software development, working with companies at various stages, from early-stage startups to established businesses.

I excel in managing large-scale, complex projects while maintaining strategic vision, fostering positive team dynamics, and ensuring effective stakeholder management. My broad networks with startups, investors, and government entities in the US and EU are instrumental in facilitating market entry and driving rapid growth.

Why did you want to join Masters of Scale?
I love an interesting challenge, and bright people working to fix big problems. Lending my skills to these types of founders and companies through Masters of Scale is deeply fulfilling.

Why are you passionate about entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is how we are solving the world’s biggest problems – from climate change, to the food crisis, to gaps in healthcare. It’s the most effective tool we have for impact.

What is your expertise and what are you known for?
Operations, International Expansion, Launching Businesses!

What was the most defining moment in your career, and what did you learn from it?
Launching a brick-and-mortar business in Japan, during the Covid lockdowns. I learned true resilience is being able to abandon a plan and pivot, and your ability to do that comes down to how well you have built, trained, and supported your team.

Welcome to the team, Melissa! Happy to have you on board.

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