Melissa Trahan is the Head of Talent and HR at Thread, a fashion technology startup based in London. Thread blends talented stylists with powerful algorithms to simplify the confusing and time-consuming world of fashion into just what each person needs. They have over 100 employees stretched across their HQ and warehouse, and are growing quickly.
Melissa has 10 years of experience in inhouse recruitment, having gotten her start in 2008 on the engineering recruiting team at Facebook in Palo Alto, California. She specialised in sourcing and helped develop their internal leads generation program. After Facebook, she entered the world of startups and led recruiting at Massive Health, a health technology startup that was soon acquired by Jawbone. Next Melissa hopped the pond to the UK, where she joined early stage VC fund Passion Capital to help their 30+ portfolio companies (including Thread!) with all things recruiting and HR.