Melissa Burghardt is the Chief Operating Officer at Miso Robotics a leading robotics and artificial intelligence solutions company. Burghardt is a proven leader with more than 20 years’ experience growing businesses globally. Burghardt is a seasoned operator and business leader, adept at product, strategy, partnerships, yield management, and team development. Prior to joining Miso Robotics, Burghardt was a product strategy consultant as a growth partner at thrv ("thrive"). She was also senior vice president of media products at YP (formerly AT&T) managing local advertising products for more than 300,000 small and medium sized businesses. At Open X, Burghardt led the US publisher services team, including sales engineering, analytics, monetization services, and technical account management as vice president for partner services. While at Yahoo! in London, Switzerland and in Los Angeles, Burghardt held several key roles focused on network yield management and international monetization. Burghardt earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Caltech. She currently resides in the Los Angeles area.