Melody McCloskey

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StyleSeat

Melody McCloskey is the co-founder and CEO of StyleSeat, the leading destination for booking beauty and wellness appointments. McCloskey co-founded StyleSeat in 2011 to simplify the appointment booking process. With StyleSeat, industry experts are provided a place to showcase their work, connect with clients, and build their business while clients can discover new services and providers and book appointments on the go.

Prior to developing StyleSeat, McCloskey led digital distribution at Current TV, where she met developer Dan Levine. McCloskey and Levine pooled their skill sets and creativity with a determination to help small businesses thrive and merge style and technology in new ways. Today, the platform has over 285,000 beauty professionals in 15,000 US cities and has powered over $900 million in appointments. High profile investors of StyleSeat include Ashton Kutcher, Sophia Bush, Guy Oseary and Uber CEO Co-founder Travis Kalanick.

McCloskey has been recognized among industry leaders, receiving accolades such as Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, Inc. Magazine’s Top Women to Watch in Technology, Business Insiders’ Most Stylish People in Silicon Valley and Story Exchange’s Top 10 Young Women to Watch. McCloskey serves as a mentor for the Thiel Fellowship and as an advisor for Stanford Business School’s Silicon Valley Project. McCloskey currently resides in San Francisco, where StyleSeat is headquartered.

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