Melanie Ryan Meador is a travel industry veteran and business transformation specialist having spent 20+ years in hospitality and online travel prior to joining Redeam in June 2018. Melanie’s travel industry roots began when she worked for Sunburst Hospitality as Director of Revenue Management and Transient Sales, where she pioneered the corporate adoption of online technology “firsts” that led the company to experience exponential revenue growth in just three years.
She then went on to serve as VP of Strategic Accounts and Business Development at Orbitz Worldwide, where she led a high-performing global strategic sales and account team. Melanie, a member of HEDNA (Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association) for 12 years, was an eight-year board member before being elected as President for two consecutive two-year terms. Melanie also previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at FORTRUST, a Tier III colocation data center, and Chief Revenue Officer of BankRate, where she led a business transformation that resulted in the company’s acquisition.
Melanie provides Strategic Advisement to several companies in the travel sector.
Melanie is also the co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Meadors Masters Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit organization focused on providing humanitarian support globally to those in need. Melanie has a BS in Marketing and Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University.