Melinda Matthews Clarkson

CEO CodeClan

Recently appointed CEO, Melinda is responsible for Scotland’s first Digital Skills Academy. Melinda joins CodecClan following a 25-year career with IBM as a leader in senior roles as a VP of Sales, Global Executive of Business Development & Enablement, Director of Marketing and VP of Alliances and Partnerships.  In addition to her BS degree in Sales and Marketing Education, she has certifications from UCLA Women in Leadership, Executive Coaching and Mentoring from Edinburgh Coaching Academy. She was recognised in the ‘Top 100 Women’ CRN Software Channel publication in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Melinda has lead a wide range of businesses from small high growth teams, global expansions, acquisition integrations, new product and program initiatives, to large international sales teams focusing on technology and the use of software to make companies more profitable and customer oriented.  She is also a Board Member of Smart Works Charity that focuses on assisting women back into the workforce, and the founder of C Three Mentors, coaching and mentoring for emerging leaders.