Melissa Sconyers has lived in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York, Paris, Beijing, San Francisco, Hong Kong, and Milan. She now resides back in her hometown of Austin, Texas and works for Penelope Trunk.
Previously, she was working in finance, as the Sales Manager of Institutional Sales at Interactive Brokers, a proprietary trading platform that offers direct access to over 80+ exchanges across the globe.
Melissa began her career in New York in media planning at Neo@Ogilvy, the digital division of Ogilvy & Mather, and worked on a range of accounts including The Economist, Cisco, and Kodak. She then joined Wieden+Kennedy as a digital strategist, specializing in the areas of organic search, paid search, and social media. While at W+K, Melissa had the opportunity to work with clients such as Nokia, Disney, Pixar, Honda, and Nike, before combining her expertise in marketing and technology to join Snaptalent, a Y Combinator funded startup in San Francisco.
Melissa graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Advertising and a BA in Mandarin Chinese While in college, she was honored as one of the top twenty ‘Leading Longhorns’ out of over 50,000 students.