Melisa Pereria

melissa@melissapereira.com | 415.886.7094

melissapereira.communications was founded by Melissa Pereira, a public relations and marketing communications professional with both in-house and agency experience with Fortune 500 companies and start-up technology clients. She has more than 10 years of expertise in creating campaigns to raise media awareness and support strategic marketing initiatives and business goals. 
Melisa Pereria
  • Proven creative talent with demonstrated strength in building customer relationships, driving project and program management, and providing media counsel to strengthen company and executive credibility 
  • Deep understanding of media relations and strategies to execute communications plans; accomplished record of securing key media interviews and coverage 
  • Effective and efficient communicator successful in using persuasive communications and relationship management skills to gain sponsorship and buy-in to help deliver results
Prior to founding melissapereira.communications,  Melissa spent eight years at Sun Microsystems where she played an active role in public relations and marketing efforts, writing effective press materials, developing media campaigns, managing events and providing support for the overall marketing and sales functions. Prior to Sun, she worked with A&R Edelman supporting their Consumer Technology practice representing a host of start-up companies. 

Melissa graduated from the University of California, Davis with a BS in Biological Sciences and a minor in Molecular and Cellular Biology as well as a BA in Rhetoric and Communications. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys running, adventure traveling and hiking outdoors. Within the last year, she has survived the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, learned to scuba dive off the shores of Zanzibar, hiked through Patagonia as well as rock and ice climbed throughout the region, rafted Class V whitewater rapids on the Futaleufu River in Chile, boated through the Galapagos Islands and surfed the waves off the islands of Fernando de Noronha in Brazil.  Melissa splits her time between California and New York.

Areas of expertise: Consumer/Industry (Digital Television, Education & Research, Financial Services, Gaming, Green (LEED), Healthcare & Managed Care, Media & Renewable Energy)/Vertical markets (Banking, Capital Markets, Mobile, Wireless, Smart card, Desktop, Web 2.0 & Open source) and technology PR, interactive PR, start-up and Fortune 500 companies, project management, event planning, media relations, writing, social media, executive handling, analyst and community relations.