40 Under 40: Whitney Green-Olson, CEO and Co-Founder, Melon Local


Whitney Green-Olson

Thu, Mar 28, 2024 (2 a.m.)

Whitney Green-Olson is a dynamic leader who constantly looks for ways to learn and expand her business. When she and her husband started Melon Local, a digital marketing agency, she immersed herself in classes and blended her previous experience in customer service with new digital strategies. Her husband is not only her business partner but also her inspiration, encouraging her work ethic and business dreams.

Green-Olson’s background in hospitality built her into the conscientious leader she is. She learned how important tailored and personal customer service is when working at Tao Group Hospitality at the beginning of her hospitality career and still enjoys returning to the properties and venues. As she leads a rapidly growing team, Green-Olson celebrates her team members and facilitates their career development and aspirations.

Despite being a fairly new business, Melon Local has experienced tremendous success and growth. Green-Olson has helped expand her team, quadrupling the number of employees in less than two years. The business serves more than 1,800 clients and achieved Google Premier Partner status within just two and a half years.

In addition to being the CEO of Melon Local, Green-Olson is a key investor in other business ventures including a large pickleball company and Sláinte Irish Whiskey. “My dedication to nurturing promising ventures reflects my commitment to driving progress and celebrating the spirit of entrepreneurship,” said Green-Olson. She also partners with Opportunity Village, Pawtastic Friends, DECA and Three Square.

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