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In this second edition of our 'Meet the Team' series, we sat down with Melanie Mills - Director of Revenue at PayDashboard. Mel's outgoing personality and ability to create solid, long-lasting relationships both internally and externally make her a familiar face (and voice) to most. But who is Mel, and what makes her tick? Let's find out:

Mel joined PayDashboard at the beginning of 2019, where she left her job as Head of Sales at a digital educational platform.

A bit of background

In her previous role, Mel started with a team of 4, building it to a team of 20 within 3 years. They enjoyed a solid growth trajectory, however things took a downturn and in 2019, only 4 were left out of a team of 100. Facing redundancy, Mel had a 2-month-old daughter and was due to begin a new job with a firm that was about to merge with a larger Italian firm. But fate got in the way, and before she had a chance to sign her contract, PayDashboard swooped in and offered her a contract which she accepted. Needless to say, the MD of the other firm was not impressed and hung up on the call. And the rest is history.....

Q: How did you make it from cosmetics to Sales?

M: I've always worked in Sales, starting at Harvey Nichols in Leeds, where I sold clothes. Sales is in me - I understand people so Sales comes naturally on the back of that. It's all about giving people what they want in any context - clothes, make-up, educational programmes or software. It's essentially all about people building relationships and delivering on people's expectations.

Q: What are your hobbies?

M: Horse-riding, bike riding and netball

Q: Where will your first holiday be once travel restrictions are lifted?

M: Portugal or the Maldives, but really, it depends where we can go

Q: You have a daughter, Millie. Does she take after her mum?

M: Unfortunately, yes!

Q: If an alien gave you the opportunity to travel the Universe and you'd get to see everything, with the caveat that you'd miss 100 years on Earth, would you do it?

M: No, I wouldn't, I'm quite happy with my life!

Q: What are your personal goals for the future of PayDashboard?

M: To be CEO. I really see myself in that position

M: Anything else you'd like to add? How about a random strange fact about you?

M: I have done make-up for some living legends, such as Martina Navratilova and Billie Jean King

Will Mel make it to CEO? Time will certainly tell, but in the meantime she is held in high regard as our Director of Revenue and always ensures she gets the best out of her team. Whilst ensuring a high standard of work, she is always around for a laugh and chat with anyone - whether they work for PayDashboard or one of the other firms within the building.

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