Melissa Kjolsing serves as the Head of Engagement Strategy at Reema Health, a health tech
company transforming how people navigate the gaps between health care and
social care through technology and Guides from the communities they serve. She’s
responsible for sales, overseeing implementation in new markets and account
management across the US.
Prior to joining Reema, Melissa was the Chief Commercial Officer at Cludo, a B2B
SaaS company in site search. She led a global team focused on three primary
markets: US, Denmark and England. In addition to managing Cludo’s sales and
marketing teams, she was point for US operations.
Before joining Cludo, Melissa co-founded and led a behavioral health technology
company for nearly four years called Recovree, a mobile solution to connect and
engage individuals with drug and alcohol addiction. Notable customers of the
company included Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and Schwan’s Food Company.
She’s had the great pleasure of building and leading numerous programs dedicated
to advancing Minnesota’s startup ecosystem, with a special emphasis on
underfunded and underrepresented entrepreneurs, including Lunar Inc., Grow
North, WE*, Twin Cities Startup Week and Forge North.
Melissa led the MN Cup for five years, the largest statewide startup competition in
the country and is responsible for scaling the University of Minnesota program and
positioning it as one of the pillars in Minnesota’s startup ecosystem. She has been
recognized for this work as a Minneapolis / St. Paul Business Journal 40 Under 40
recipient, 100 People to Know by Twin Cities Business Magazine and Power 50 by
Melissa has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Minnesota State
University, Mankato, an MBA from the Carlson School of Management, University of
Minnesota and Executive Education from Harvard Business School through their
Young American Leaders Program focused on the competitiveness of states, cities
and communities. She serves on the board of directors for Lunar Inc. and Anatomic