Melissa Waters

Chief Marketing Officer at Upwork

Melissa Waters has an extensive background in marketing and leadership roles. Currently serving as a Board Director at Sesame, Melissa also holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Upwork and is a part of the Board of Mentors at Monday Night Mentorship. With previous experience at Meta, hims & hers, Lyft, Pandora, Flip Video, and Diamond Foods, Inc., Melissa has a strong track record of success in various marketing positions. Melissa holds an MBA from Babson F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and a B.A. in Journalism and Public Relations from the University of Houston.


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  • Chief Marketing Officer

    January, 2022 - present

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