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Crayon hires former Microsoft exec and SHE Board Advisor

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(OSLO, Norway) -- Crayon, a global leader in digital transformation services, announced today that Melissa Mulholland, a successful IT executive, has joined the company’s leadership team to drive its global services.

In her executive management role, Mulholland will lead Crayon’s strategy, design and implementation of its  global services to drive long-term, customer success in the cloud.

“We are excited to have Melissa on board, her expertise in the cloud, passion for technology that improves lives and championing customer-focused initiatives are all part of Crayon’s DNA,” said co-founder Rune Syversen. “She is already well known in the Crayon family through her history of excellence at Microsoft.”


Mulholland, whose title is Chief Service & Solutions Officer, has been collaborating with Crayon over the past three years around its cloud practice, with a special focus on AI, Machine Learning and IoT.

“I am thrilled to join the team at Crayon, where together we will further our expansion in the global market and maximize our expertise to help more people tap into the limitless power of technology,” she said.

Mulholland is also a board advisor for SHE, which hosts Europe’s largest gender diversity conference. She was an integral part of implementing the SHE Index, and has presented many times on the SHE mainstage, most notably when she shared her personal story of how the birth of her son was a catalyst for furthering technological innovations that help save lives.

Her inspiring story was also shared on stage at Microsoft’s global conference by the CEO himself, Satya Nadella.

During Mulholland’s 12 years at Microsoft she also led several initiatives, the most recent heading the strategy and execution of skilling offerings that ultimately trained 3 million people worldwide. Her organization achieved record-setting success in building technical depth.

Prior to Microsoft, she was at Intel where she founded a program that led the company to being ranked one of the top 10 “Greenest” US companies.

She lives in Oslo, where she recently moved with her husband and two children.



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About Crayon:

Crayon helps customers build the commercial and technical foundation for a successful digital transformation journey through a reliable services framework allowing our customers to right-size and optimize their IT estates to unlock technology’s potential and innovation. Headquartered in Oslo, Norway, Crayon has over 1600 employees across approximately 50 locations worldwide.