Melissa is the founder and CEO of award-winning accounting and advisory firm A&TA, the CEO of The Money Barre — a financial planning business for 28-48 year olds who want to grow up, and the co-founder and Director of Business at the long-day early learning school for 3-5 year olds, Thinkers.inq — three very different, yet very similar businesses.

As an accountant Melissa understands numbers, but as a serial entrepreneur, she understands that numbers are only part of the story. She knows exactly what it takes to achieve results that defy the trends and create incredibly robust, successful businesses.

Melissa’s first book, More Money for Shoes, compares building a business to building a wardrobe, and demonstrates how to build a profitable, successful business. Her second book, Fabulous but Broke, uses financial fairy-tales to challenge the notion that you need a fairy godmother or knight in shining armour to save you.

Melissa writes a fortnightly column called Well Heeled for the Money Section in the Sydney Morning Herald and Melbourne’s The Age, is a monthly contributor to Gloss Magazine and has made regular appearances on the Today Show and Weekend Today.