Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Entrepreneur, futurist & professional company director
Festival for the Future speaker – Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Entrepreneur, futurist & professional company director

Biography

Melissa Clark-Reynolds is a futurist, entrepreneur and professional company director. She loves to blow stuff up and think creatively about how to find new solutions to old problems.

The Wellingtonian has been the founder and chief executive of several technology business over a twenty-year period, including Looxie, MiniMonos, software firms PayGlobal, Intaz, GMV Associates (sold to Southern Cross) which became Fusion – New Zealand’s largest private ACC insurer. She has had 2 Fast50 companies and three AsiaPac Fast 500s, and is currently working with BRANZ to identify the most disruptive business models in the construction industry around the world.

She is one of the few New Zealand women to raise investment money both nationally and internationally. In 2012 she was named one of the top-10 female company founders to watch by Forbes Magazine. In 2015 she was awarded an Officer of the NZ Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

 

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