|Columbia Business School, MBA|
Melissa Thompson is the CEO of TalkSession, Inc. and the Technology Editor of SCENE magazine, the recently announced publication of The New York Observer.
Melissa earned her BA from Barnard in Economics and studied Chinese and global business strategy at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. After three years at Goldman Sachs, Melissa earned her MBA from Columbia Business School, with a focus on new media marketing and retailing. Her work experience includes digital marketing and social media management in the luxury fashion sector, project management in private equity, and investment banking. Melissa has helped numerous companies in their digital media and marketing campaigns including Chanel, Forbes Magazine, Jetsetter, Publicis, the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing, and the New York Stock Exchange.