Melanie Reece



Melanie Reece

Melanie Reece has over 20 years experience in media and innovation leading some of New Zealand’s most successful teams.   

Melanie started out at TVNZ and worked her way through the ranks to become National Sales Manager ten years later with a thirst for innovation at the centre of her success. 

Post TVNZ she lead a renaissance for cinema advertising in New Zealand where she was Director of Sales and oversaw the highest earning revenue years for cinema in New Zealand.

Melanie’s passion for entertainment lead her to MediaWorks in 2008 where she became General Manager of MediaWorks Integration. Here she lead a team of talented content producers and broke new ground for advertiser funded content across multiple media platforms.

The integration team was globally recognised as best in class with events like The Block NZ and X Factor NZ becoming media phenomenons.

In 2014 Melanie launched the local arm of global giant Pandora Internet Radio In New Zealand.

She then went on to become Mentor in Residence at Digital Lightning Labs, working with local entrepreneurs to accelerate their businesses to go global.

Now a partner for the StartMesh Innovation Fund Melanie is thrilled to be working to empower early state NZ startups to succeed globally.