Mellie Chow

Product Innovation Executive | Angel Investor | CoFounder

Buffalo, NY

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Mellie is a highly accomplished, forward thinking, entrepreneur, angel investor/Venture capitalist, IT/Technology and Managemement Consultant Professional providing 15+ years of work experience across multiple industries including Food, telecommunications & cable, utilities & power generation, banking, healthcare, and government. She also has global and international project leadership and management experience including United States, Canada, China, Brazil, Spain, and Haiti. She is a successful global program initiator and director with a history of providing Strategic growth and IT solutions, architecture, integration, and “best practices” as part of her endeavors. She also has experience working in a number of business models and highly complex and large scale programs including business transformation, outsourcing, on-shore/off-shore models, co-sourced, and staff augmentation environments. She blends her technology experience and expertise with business management and project leadership skills to effectively and collaboratively deliver solutions on behalf of her clients. As the Executive Director of the Canadian Practice she was employee#1 in Canada and was responsible for market-expansion and managing RTX Partners’ Canadian Operations and directing RTX Canadian Business Development Investments. Technology Specialties: Lean Startup / Agile / DevOp solutions (ARA / CLM / ALM tools) / Digital Analytics, WiMAX/Network deployments, VoIP, IPTV / DVB-T, Solution Delivery Platforms (SDP), Telepresence / audio conferencing, and other next-gen / innovative technologies.

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food tech startup
ghost kitchen
over the top tv
streaming
broadband
telecom
cable industry
media
wearable
Connected TV
Smart TV
Streaming Media Devices
consumer experience
loyalty program
Work experience
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Oct 2020 - Present

Archangel Network of Funds

Principal - Axion Fund

Principal at Archangel Network of Funds - Axion

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Jun 2020 - Present

Comcast

Executive Director - Competitive Intelligence and Strategy

Oct 2017 - Present

Managing Director

Tech Startup & Business Growth Advisory Consulting

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Jul 2017 - Present

Purple Arch Ventures

Board Of Advisors

Investment Committee Advisor & Limited Partner

Jun 2017 - Present

Alumni Ventures Group (formerly Launch Angels)

Fellow Emeritus

Ivey League Alumni Venture Capital Management Firm

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Jan 2018 - Jun 2020

Leading Path Consulting, LLC

Engineer (Technical Management Consultant - Telecom & Cable SME)

Jun 2017 - Dec 2018

The Revolving Kitchen

Cofounder

Leader, strategist, business developer, manager, and influencer for development of an early-stage Food-Tech Startup.

Feb 2011 - Jun 2017

RTX Technology Partners

Executive Director - CANADA Practice

- Proven End-to-End (E2E) program management and leadership skills gained through large multi-million dollar complex system implementation and leading multiple concurrent technology projects with concurrent workstreams and subteams - Broad IT Strategy & Planning experience and proven track record in aligning business and/or government programs with vision and strategies to achieve efficient and cost effective IT Organizations and Programs - Deep Infrastructure Technology deployment experience - Global and international Project Management experience including experience with various project methodologies i.e. SDLC, Agile, Waterfall, ITIL, SCRUM, DevOps, etc. and PMO processes across various industries and in the toughest of environments including emerging markets - Experience with various PPM Tools and Software including PPM Tool evaluations and implementation to manage enterprise-wide project portfolios in alignment with corporate priorities and direction - Collaborative approach to working with C-level executives, senior executive, IT project directors, and stakeholders within fortune 500 companies, NGO’s and government organizations - Drove Business Development for our Canadian Technology practice and won our first Canadian client & responsible for building and maintaining our CDN Pipeline

2015 - 2016

SheEO™ Inc

Activator

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Sep 2013 - Jul 2014

TELUS

Process Engineer / Business Process Architect

ARA (Application Release Automation) Due Diligence & ARA / Continuous Deployment & Release Pilot Process ReEngineering

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Feb 2014 - Mar 2014

TELUS

Technical Project Manager

SOA (Service Oriented Architecture) Operational Audit

May 2012 - Oct 2012

Haiti Office National D’Identification (ONI) & The Government of Haiti (GoH)

Project Manager / Snr. Technology Consultant

Citizen Identification and Civil Registration Assessment & Strategy The Government of Haiti (GoH) wanted to significantly improve the citizen identification and civil registration ecosystem in order to improve the socioeconomic condition of the Haitian population. The GoH will need to implement various social programs and reforms to achieve these objectives. GoH’s ability to uniquely identify citizens and understand their circumstances is paramount to design the “right” programs/reforms and measure their effectiveness. GoH engaged RTX Partners’ to help transform government into a more citizen centric – “l’etat au service du citoyen” by performing an assessment of their citizen identification and civil registration capabilities and developing a roadmap and strategy to achieve this national transformation. Mellie’s role as a Snr. Technology Consultant / Project Manager was to provide subject matter expertise on identity technologies (i.e. biometrics, etc.) and provide relevant global best practices and government examples to support Haiti’s new strategic model, gap analysis, and implementation plans.

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May 2012 - Oct 2012

TELUS

Technical Project Manager / Snr. Consultant

IT Resiliency Assessment (Oracle DB & WebLogic Middleware)

Feb 2011 - Sep 2012

Banque de la République d'Haiti

Technical Project Manager / Snr Technology Consultant

Snr Technology Consultant and Technical Program Manager and at RTX Technology Partners, LLC. - Haitian Central Bank – Technical Project Lead & Manager In February 2010, the Central Bank of Haiti launched a project whose primary objective is the complete restoration of the private Core inter-banking network connecting all of the financial institutions in Haïti through the implementation of a broadband wireless access network using WiMAX technology. I was the technical program manager and project lead. - Haitian TV Service Operator – Technical Project Lead & Manager A new TV Service Operator entrant engaged our firm to implement and deploy the Digital Television (DTV) infrastructure required to facilitate the offering and delivery of Paid-TV services to households initially in the Port-au-Prince and eventually throughout Haiti by broadcasting over DVB-T. I was the technical program manager and project lead.

Feb 2012 - Apr 2012

The Government of Haiti (GoH)

PPM Subject Matter Expert

PPM (Program/Project Portfolio Management) Tool evaluation & Implementation

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Apr 2004 - Jan 2011

Accenture

Technology Consultant Manager

- 7+ years of Proven End-to-End (E2E) project management and leadership skills gained through large multi-million dollar complex system integration implementation leveraging Accenture Delivery Methods (ADM) and Project Planning Methodology - Enabled CIO/CTO level long term IT spend plans and forecasts by developing business cases, strategies, optimization plans, and roadmaps - Broad Strategic Program Planning & Business process redefinition experience working with diverse industry PMOs and a range of planning capability maturities - Deep industry experience in working with fortune 100 companies including telecommunication, utilities, and health care clients including Bell Canada, Telus, Comcast, AT&T (formerly BellSouth), Qwest Communications, China Telecom, eHealth Ontario, BC Hydro, BC Transmission Corp, Hydro One, and Bruce Power - Infrastructure Technology consulting experience in deploying and implementing IP next generation platform, system integration of Enterprise systems, and hosted solutions including IPTV (Internet Protocol TV), VoIP (Voice over IP), Unified Communications & Collaboration, Telepresence (HD Video Conferencing), OSS (Operational Support System) networks, IPS (Intrusion Prevention Systems), and Network Access Control (NAC), Service Assurance, and Service Delivery Platforms (SDP). - Sales and Business development experience including Orals, RFP/ VOR responses, stage 0-win, SOW structuring or development including estimating work effort and costs. Including a large Western Canada utilities win of $4.5M in Cisco hardware sales and $1.0M in services. - Attained Cisco Gold Reseller status for Accenture Canada through leading the Cisco certification national training program, training 20 individuals holding 91 certifications and expanding the Cisco-Accenture Canada partnership

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Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

Bruce Power

IT Portfolio and Shared Services Business Planner

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Jul 2010 - Aug 2010

Hydro One

Application Portfolio Optimization Assessment Manager / Business Specialist Planner

May 2010 - Jun 2010

China Telecom Global

IPTV Subject Matter Expert

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Jan 2010 - May 2010

BC Hydro

Project Lead / Manager

Province-wide Network Refresh Implementation

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Apr 2009 - Oct 2009

BC Hydro

Project Lead / Manager

Network Assess Control (NAC) Implementation Pilot

Jun 2009 - Jul 2009

British Columbia Transmission Corp (BCTC)

Network Solution Architect

Security Network Solution Architect

Feb 2009 - Apr 2009

eHealth Ontario

ONE Network Planning Lead / Project Manager

ONE Network & ONE Mail Assessment for future road mapping and strategy development

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Oct 2007 - Jan 2009

Accenture

Deployment & Test lead -Telepresence & IP MeetingPlace

Feb 2006 - Sep 2007

Qwest Communications

IPTV TV UI Customer Experience Lead & PM

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2006 - 2007

Telus

QA Test lead

Imagine (OSS / BSS) business transformation Implementation

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Oct 2005 - Feb 2006

BellSouth

IPTV Planning & Analyst OSS Lead

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Sep 2004 - Sep 2005

Comcast

Solution Design Analyst

next-gen Video Communications & VoIP Pilot

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Jun 2004 - Jul 2004

Bell Canada

System Integration OSS Tester

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2003 - 2003

Bell Mobility

Technical Development - SMS

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2002 - 2002

Canadian Space Agency

Mechanical Design Engineer Intern

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2002 - 2002

BlackBerry

Manufacturing Engineer Intern

2001 - 2001

Messier-Bugatti-Dowty

Mechanical Test Engineer Intern

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2000 - 2000

Goodrich

Aviation Stress Engineer Intern

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2000 - 2000

Polytainers Inc.

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Education

2016 - 2017

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management

Executive Master's in Business Administration (EMBA)

2021 - 2021

MIT Sloan School of Management

Executive Education, Management and Leadership

2016 - 2017

York University - Schulich School of Business

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

1999 - 2004

University of Waterloo

Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

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