Melanie
Whelan

Managing Director, Summit Partners

Melanie's Special Set of Skills

  • Business Development
  • Business Planning
  • DTC / E-Commerce
  • Financial Modeling
  • Forecasting
  • Hiring
  • Operations
  • Recruiting & Talent Acquisition
  • Revenue Growth
  • Sales and business development
  • Strategic Planning
  • Talent Management
  • Time Management

Melanie's Rise

Melanie doesn’t pick your everyday brands to work with — she has an eye on the disruptors that want to build communities and shake up entire industries. This philosophy has been put into action most prominently in her initial work as the Business Development lead for Equinox, where she and her team launched Pure Yoga, created Blink Fitness, and acquired SoulCycle, where she went on to become COO and CEO. While heading up SoulCycle, Melanie led the company to increase its studio numbers from 8 to 100 and span beyond the studio into a 24/7 SiriusXM channel and an e-commerce platform.

From SoulCycle, Melanie joined Summit Partners, where leads a NYC-based team focused on partnering with entrepreneurs who are building disruptive consumer businesses and brands.

Professional Superpower

Scaling up! An engineer by background, I believe businesses are like lego castles – built one brick and one person at a time.

Personal Superpower

Listening. I love hearing stories from entrepreneurs and helping people solve problems. Active listening is the key to great relationships.

What Drives Melanie

Impacting people.  Great companies solve problems that people or businesses (sometimes) don’t even know exist.  I love building companies and working with entrepreneurs to solve these problems and create impact.

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One-on-one mentorship sessions VIA Webex

Unlock an exclusive, one-on-one appointment with Melanie. During your video session on Webex, Melanie will be on the line to offer personalized advice, support and guidance designed to help power your business forward. Consider this your phone a friend (with major bonus points).

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  • Duration: 30 minutes
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