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Melissa Vaa

Principal Marketing

Melissa is the Marketing Principal for ZGlobal leading the marketing, public relations, and internal business operations. Melissa has over seventeen years of energy related experience, ranging from project management, project development/finance, and procurement/process implementation. 

Prior to ZGlobal, Melissa worked for the California ISO for five years within the Market Operations team; the team responsible for the initial phase of the energy market redesign and successful implementation in California. Additionally, Melissa brings a wide range of interdisciplinary background to ZGlobal having worked across various corporate sectors including retail and design-based corporations including Williams-Sonoma, Inc. and Martha Stewart Omnimedia. Melissa played a central roles in project teams that successfully shaped strategy surrounding branding, website, and catalog that spearheaded the startup, and design management of the direct commerce business. 

In 2005, she joined Mr. Alaywan at ZGlobal and managed all business/client operations. Melissa was instrumental in the rapid growth of ZGlobal in the Consultant, Design and Operation sections. Melissa oversaw all project management and budgeting, human resources, facilities, accounting/finance, contracts, IT and staffing. 

Melissa has contributed to the success of over 2,500 MW of energy projects collectively and continues to engage ZGlobal in the industry's evolving technology. 


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