Chief Marketing and Communications Officer
Melissa Selcher is the Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at LinkedIn. She leads the team responsible for all of the company’s marketing, communications, and global social impact work. She moved into the CMCO role after serving as Vice President of Brand Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Social Impact at LinkedIn, where she oversaw the evolution of the company’s global brand, which resulted in the world's largest brand equity database, BrandZ, naming LinkedIn one of the ten fastest growing brands in the world in 2019 and, again, in 2020.
Prior to LinkedIn, Melissa was the Chief Communications Officer at Cisco, overseeing all communications and investor relations globally. Earlier in her career, Mel held technology marketing and communications roles at Sun Microsystems, Matrix Semiconductor (acquired by SanDisk), Continental Airlines, and Trilogy Development Group. Mel earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Princeton University. Mel has been awarded Outstanding Marketer of the Year by PRWeek (2020), recognized as one of AdAge’s Women to Watch (2019) and named among PR News' Top Women in Public Relations (2017). Mel serves as a Trustee of the Page Society, sits on the Board of Directors of LifeMoves (the leading provider of homeless services in Silicon Valley), and advises non-profits and startups including One Love, Pensando, and others. Mel lives in Burlingame, California with her husband and two children.