Melisa is President of Alliance Data’s card services business, a leading provider of tailored marketing and loyalty solutions, delivered through branded credit programs that drive more profitable relationships between brand partners and their cardmembers. Alliance Data offers private label, co-brand, and commercial products to 145 of the world's most recognizable brands. Alliance Data’s card services business is one of three lines of business for its parent company, Alliance Data (NYSE: ADS), an S&P 500 company based in Plano, Texas.
As President, Melisa is accountable for the operating and financial performance of the card services business, with more than 6,700 associates across 14 U.S. locations. She has more than 25 years’ experience in the credit industry and a track record of delivering results while creating a culture of service excellence.
Prior to assuming the responsibilities of her current role in 2011, Melisa served six years as the business’ Senior Vice President and Chief Client Officer, responsible for building and managing key brand partner relationships, winning strategies across all product lines and for the adoption of additional capabilities to existing brand partners.
Melisa came to Alliance Data from Experian, where she held various leadership roles throughout her 22-year tenure. In 2015, Melisa joined the Columbus Partnership, a non-profit coalition of CEOs from Columbus Leading businesses, with a primary goal of improving the economic vitality of the Columbus Region.