Featured Member

Crystelle Desnoyer

Ex Chief of Staff | COO

ABOUT: Focused on scaling tech startups, I helped grow 26 global companies in many fields serving as their Operations (including Marketing, HR, Revenue Ops) & Business Development executive. With 2.5 years in e-commerce, 5 years in management consulting and 2 years in Venture Capital I bring a multi-layered perspective to teams that need to execute fast. As fun projects as I currently job search, I curate panels at Tech conferences like Scale Global Summit. I also started helping an NGO with a. fundraise/get sponsorship and b. finding Board members – do you know Surgeons of Hope? It is an NY based nonprofit established in 2001 by the founder of Médecins du Monde and co-founder of Doctors Without Borders to provide every child with a damaged heart the opportunity to receive life-saving surgery. I am now back as of Sunday night from a full week supporting Surgeons of Hope in Paraguay (unexpected last minute trip) where we completed 33 heart surgeries/catheterizations on 30 kids. My role was to lead communications (Press, Influencers, Content), governmental relationships (Chamber of commerce, Ministry of health, Consulates, etc.) as well as partnerships such as Unicef. My last role as Chief of Staff to Maëlle Gavet, CEO at Techstars (a global pre-seed investment company – 340 employees) has me focused on a few areas including but not limited to: CEO branding, business process improvement, OKR/KPI process management, change management, internal and Board data reporting and BI, external stakeholder management, etc. Prior to my role at Techstars, my latest venture as VP of Marketing Operations and first employee, at a US based D2C brand led me to launch the brand in 2019 in Germany, France and Italy and grow the company to a a $30+million business by building and leading all 3 teams in just under 2 years. Over that time I also led the launch of 19 SKUs as well as the brand relaunch in all 3 markets in January 2021. Prior to starting Pomélo+Co., I helped tech companies in many fields aiming at redeveloping national distribution & sales networks, building strategic go-to market plans by completing market studies, recruiting and training key team members, advising on business development and strategic partnerships.
GIVE: Support to other Chief of Staffs, connections, being an accountability partner, operations advisor, and support in fundraising for startups (I have the Techstars network)!
GET: Board members for an NGO called Surgeons of Hope and any word on COO/Head of Ops roles in a Series A or B B2B SaaS startup.
DREAM INTRO WISH: Chief of Staffs in Fortune 100 companies
FUN FACT: I’m a competitive Tango Dancer and a Shark conservation Scuba Diver.

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