|University of Texas, BS|
|University of Texas, MBA|
Melissa co-founded Affinegy, a supplier of service enablement and network management solutions for the home. Leading broadband service providers and equipment manufacturers have deployed Affinegy’s solution worldwide in over 33M households and 27 languages. As CEO she directs business strategy, company operations, marketing and sales. Previously she served in corporate business and engineering management roles at Motorola, Dell, and National Instruments.
Simpler has a BSEE, cum laude, and MBA from the University of Texas. Melissa actively contributes to Austin’s technology sector including driving membership growth for Austin Technology Council and serving as a founding member of the Software SIG of the Greater Austin Chamber. She is also actively involved in the Software CEO Group and Tech Women CEO Network.