Conference Theme: Conflict & Change
Recorded on 6/5/17


A Baltimore native, Melanie went to Brown University where she studied engineering and economics before shifting her focus to business. After graduation, she worked on the corporate development team of Starwood Hotels before joining Richard Branson in founding Virgin America. Melanie left Virgin for Equinox, where she was given the opportunity to find new markets for the company, one of which was SoulCycle, whose team she joined in 2012 with a dedication to building and leading the company. She became the CEO in 2015, scaling the fitness company to over 70 locations around the country.