Melissa Dyrdahl is the chief executive officer of Ella Health, a woman's wellness provider based in San Franscisco, California. The company provides 3D Mammography and women's physical therapy services. Ella Health has centers in San Francisco, Calif.; Westport, Conn.; Pike Creek, Dela.; Lemoyne, Penn.; Langhorne, Penn.; and Tom's River, NJ.
In the early 1980s, Dyrdahl started her career working for a small ad agency. She later held several marketing management positions at Hewlett-Packard and was director of worldwide sales operations at Claris, the software subsidiary of Apple Computer.
Dyrdahl joined Adobe Systems Incorporated as a founding member of the Home and Office Products Division when Adobe acquired Aldus Corporation in 1994, and eventually become Adobe's Senior Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications. Dyrdahl later oversaw the marketing and communications efforts related to Adobe's 2005 acquisition of Macromedia. She was also responsible for Adobe's Education business and the company's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
She joined Pivotal Labs as Vice President in 2011. She built the marketing function for the software development firm that provided design, development and product management services to clients including Twitter, Groupon and Crescendo Bioscience.
Nonprofit, Volunteer, and Honorary Positions
Dyrdahl is on the Board of Resource, an independent, digital marketing agency.
Dyrdahl was the chair of the board of directors for the Humane Society Silicon Valley. In November 2008, Dyrdahl was named an Executive in Residence at San Jose State University's College of Business. She was also the VP of Marketing for the San Jose State University Alumni Association.
Dyrdahl is a former trustee of the San Jose Museum of Art, and was on the advisory board for the CMO Council and the western region advisory board for Catalyst, a research and advisory organization working to advance women in business.
Awards and honors
In May 2004, Dyrdahl was named "Best Marketing Executive" by the American Business Awards. She is also a recipient of the YWCA Tribute to Women in Industry award and is an active mentor, was named one of San Jose’s Distinguished Women in Business, and was named one of the "2010 Women of Influence" in Silicon Valley
In 2013, Dyrdahl was inducted into the East Side Union High School District Education Foundation Thomas P. Ryan Hall of Fame established to honor the outstanding achievements of graduates of East Side Union High School. Other inductees include Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang, U.S. Congressman Mike Honda, and NFL Quarterback Jim Plunkett.
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