Melanie Lazaris

Director, Finance and Compliance

Specializing in US Government, DFID and UN policies and procedures, Melanie manages Souktel’s finance, accounting, and compliance activities. With over 20 years of experience providing financial oversight to leading tech companies and venture capital funds, Melanie brings a detailed knowledge of cost accounting standards and US GAAP and IFRS audit requirements. Prior to joining Souktel, Melanie served on the finance team of Northwater Capital ($1bn AUM) and Northwater Patent Funding Corp. ($100m annual operating budget). Previously, she led finance and accounting for digital marketing leaders Smak (whose clients include Google and Toyota) and Marketlink (with clients including Unilever and Knorr/Lipton). Melanie studied accounting at the University of Toronto and under the Certified General Accountants/Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario.