Melissa Blau has been in the Media, Technology & Finance sectors for 20 years. She is currently an advisor for the online gaming industry bridging US and European interests as well as a financial advisor working in conjunction with Akur partners providing M&A advisory for online gaming companies. In addition, she is currently the Finance Editor and regular Columnist for iGaming Business Magazine. Historically, her roles in online gaming included CFO of St Minver (acquired by GTECH), online gbaming advisor for Global Leisure Partners, CEO Europa Point Group (BetUK, Betrepublic, Betasia) and Director of CasinoTV. Prior to the iGaming industry, Melissa was a General Partner and founding member of Constellation Ventures, a Bear Stearns venture capital fund dedicated to the media and technology sector as well as an Investment Banker at Oppenheimer& Co., Inc, covering the gaming sector. Melissa has a B.A. from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University.