Melissa O’Mara’s personal mission is to maximize institutional and cultural response to environmental and economic challenges through smarter, innovative solutions, cross-enterprise collaboration, and collective leadership. She has 27 years of professional experience at Schneider Electric, IBM and Andersen Consulting. Her experience spans information systems consulting, project management, change management, consultative solution sales, solutions sales management, professional coaching, and leadership development.
In her current role as Chief Catalyst, Smart Cities US, she is responsible for launching smart city innovation teams for selected US cities, and enabling collaborative innovation across the smart city value chain.
In her previous role as Global VP of High Performance Green Buildings, she was responsible for expanding Schneider Electric capabilities in global targeted markets to deliver High Performance Green Building Solutions with triple bottom line impact.
In client-facing roles, Melissa has worked primarily in emerging solution areas requiring innovative thinking, cross-discipline teaming, and industry expertise. Her broad range of experience includes e-business, sustainability, customer relationship management, and industrial production and distribution.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Distribution from Clarkson University. She is a certified professional co-active coach (CPCC), qualified through the Coaches Training Institute. She has also been trained as a Bigger Game coach and facilitator.
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