Meet our new CEO, Melinda Matthews Clarkson

We’re pleased to announce the appointment of our new Chief Executive Officer.

Melinda Matthews Clarkson, a former senior figure at IBM who has more than 25 years experience in the technology sector, says she plans to grow the organisation, extend our operations beyond the Central Belt, and expand our successful partnerships with business in the months ahead.

Originally from the US, Melinda has lived in Scotland for the past 10 years, and was until recently Vice President of Commerce Partnerships at IBM. She has been deeply involved in bringing a range of new product offerings in Cloud, SaaS, eCommerce and Digital Marketing to the marketplace.

Although she was aware of CodeClan before being approached about becoming CEO, Melinda admits that the more she explored, the more excited she became about joining the company.

Melinda’s appointment follows on from the news earlier this week that we’ve now placed 200 graduates in jobs in digital and that we’ll be doubling the number of cohorts we offer in Glasgow in 2018. She takes over from acting CEO, Adam Bannon.

Watch our interview with Melinda and connect with her on LinkedIn:

More about Melinda

Melinda has a wealth of leadership experience, managing teams ranging up to 200 people in size across areas such as sales, marketing and training. She has also managed startups in global and regional sales initiatives. In addition, she is active in diversity awareness, inclusion, and leveraging unique skills to build high performing teams and managers for innovation.

She has an education degree from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and has a certification in Executive Coaching and Mentoring. She plans on using these skills to enhance the professional skills of the CodeClan graduates.


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