Melissa Kargiannakis

CEO & Founder

Melissa Kargiannakis is the award-winning Founder and CEO of skritswap - a start-up that swaps complex jargon into easy-to-understand, plain language. Melissa has won the Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada, an award from the Queen of England, and Women of Influence. She also led skritswap to win the Top 20 Most Innovative Companies in Canada.

Melissa exemplifies tenacity, grit, and impressive intellectual horsepower. She gracefully balances both approachable vulnerability with never-ending strength. Melissa brings the zest and charm to any conversation.

Melissa has a history of radical leadership. She has been leading teams for the last decade, from her university dorm room to Silicon Valley today. She also sits on boards across Canada and the USA; including the Board of Directors for the Center for Plain Language and Canadian Accessibility Standards Plain Language Technical Committee. Multi-talented, Melissa has published Master's research on health tech and sings opera.

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