Melanie Lazaris

Director, Finance and Compliance

Melanie manages Souktel’s finance, accounting, and compliance activities and is a specialist in US Government, DFID and UN policies and procedures. 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.