Melissa L. Sloan
Melissa is chief strategy officer at S3 Advisors LLC, a technology consulting firm that helps the enterprise and SMB plan for digital transformation. Melissa is passionate about the hospitality and travel industry but more importantly, improving the guest journey. Her primary role at S3 focuses on assisting clients select, procure and implement business solutions that facilitate transformational change. In addition to working with owners and operators, Melissa assists suppliers with product development and platform integration. She is an expert in GTM strategy in the vertical.
Melissa’s technology career has focused primarily on the enterprise, specifically, business process optimization of ERP and industry business systems. She has extensive experience with financial, supply chain, CRM, CRS, PMS, and POS applications. Additionally, Melissa has experience with delivery of enterprise wide deployments of omni-channel and mobile technologies. Prior to S3, Melissa served as global vice president of business development at Cenium, a Microsoft ISV and ERP provider. Melissa successfully managed global expansion over six years and led business development and partner sales for Cenium’s worldwide offices in Scandinavia, Hong Kong, Iceland and the Americas. She also managed the corporate relationships with Microsoft, IBM, LS Retail and other strategic partners.
Before Melissa’s technology career, she held leadership positions with Promus, American Ski Company and Starwood where she managed sales and marketing teams across multi-property and resort destinations. Melissa’s experience with large publicly traded companies as well as several start-ups has molded her strong business acumen. She is passionate about Business Architecture and leads from a process driven foundation. She believes business is about people, products, process and passion. Getting those aspects correct is essential and with it, companies become stronger and see amazing results.
Melissa’s global perspective, entrepreneurial mind along with her driving passion for growth, she has successfully led teams at bringing innovative strategies and technology frameworks to market. Melissa has been recognized by the Microsoft partner community as an expert in business development and transformational business processes within the industry. She resides in Naples, Florida with her twin daughters, Heather and Lauren and their dogs, Ginger and Honey.
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