As Kairos grows our base of customers, employees, and investors— it’s necessary that we have a strong leader for our finance team. I’ve known Melissa Doval and followed her work for years, and have been interested in onboarding her for just as long. Yet, her availability and our need never quite lined up— until now.
Melissa has led teams that bubbled from 50 to 500 employees in 24 months. Her kind of expertise is rare, and exactly what we need at this stage. I am also proud to add another rock star woman to our leadership team. With amazing women in senior roles (COO & General Counsel, and CFO & SVP), Kairos is leading by example.
Melissa received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Florida International University and a Masters in Accounting from Nova Southeastern University. She is a Florida CPA and a SHRM Senior Certified Human Resources Professional with 20 years of experience in finance, accounting, human resources, business strategy, and technology. Melissa has a track record of successfully taking companies with significant operational and compliance deficiencies, and streamlining and actualizing successful infrastructure, policy and process improvement and implementation.
“I’ve been an advocate for tech and entrepreneurship in Miami for as long as I can remember. I’ve chased and aligned myself with opportunities related to Technology because it’s what I’m passionate about and where I believe the right companies with the right values need the proper resources to emerge as market leaders. I’m confident that my choices both personal and professional have led me to this very moment. When Brian and Mary approached me about joining the Kairos team, I didn’t hesitate and am thrilled to be coming on board such an exciting company and at such a pivotal time in the history of AI. I’m so proud to be joining this team! These are the kinds of opportunities that force you abandon your comfort zone, to chase after.”
- Melissa Doval, CFO, Kairos
Melissa began her career in 2001 as a CPA with Kaufman, Rossin & Co. She then went on to work for various companies such as World Fuel Services (NYSE), Live Nation (NYSE), and MTN Satellite Communications as internal auditing and accounting staff and eventually became CFO for goTRG where she was crucial to the growth of the company.
Melissa catching-up with one of Kairos' Account Directors, Alessandra
The daughter of Cuban immigrants, Melissa was raised in Miami and has strong ties to the community through various charitable organizations. She served on the steering committee for the South Florida CFO Leadership council and one of the Chapter’s founding members, currently serves as Co-Treasurer for the Greater Miami SHRM Chapter, and also as a mentor for the Babson WINlab program.
Melissa has a passion for entrepreneurship and technology and is focused on helping Miami become a mecca for these through her work.
Melissa is an amazing addition to our team, and we are as thrilled to have a native Miamian join us in growing the local ecosystem— as we are excited to leverage her talents in continuing to grow the company.
To achieve our mission, it’s critical we attract the best to our team. We’re determined to grow Kairos aggressively into 2019, so if you’re interested in joining us, keep your eye on our Careers Page!
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