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Cludo Expands Leadership Team with the Hire of Melissa Kjolsing as Director of Growth

Cludo, an industry leader in smart search and navigation, is thrilled to announce the hire of Melissa Kjolsing as its Director of Growth. Kjolsing is responsible for leading Cludo’s North American sales and global marketing teams.

“Melissa’s hire reflects the significant opportunity Cludo sees in the U.S. market,” said Anne-Marie Feilberg, CEO of Cludo. “By expanding our leadership team, we are positioning ourselves to scale more rapidly and, most importantly, to meet the needs of current and prospective customers.” 

Kjolsing brings more than 10 years of startup expertise and experience to Cludo. Prior to joining Cludo, Kjolsing was the cofounder and CEO of Recovree, a mobile solution to connect and engage individuals who misuse drugs and alcohol. In addition to her tech startup experience, she has led numerous programs dedicated to advancing Minnesota’s startup community including Lunar Inc., an incubator for underestimated entrepreneurs and the MN Cup, the largest statewide startup competition in the country. She is responsible for scaling MN Cup and positioning it as one of the pillars in Minnesota’s startup ecosystem.

“I love to solve problems and build teams,” said Kjolsing. “As Director of Growth, I’m excited to lead our North American office in capturing more market share and growing our brand. In addition, having founded my own tech venture, I have a new level of confidence and energy to create iterative solutions and apply learnings from previous startup experiences.”

Outside of Cludo, Kjolsing serves on the Board of Directors for Lunar Inc. and Anatomi Corporation. She has an MBA from the University of Minnesota and received her undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University Mankato.

Cludo is one of the world’s leading site search providers with over 600 customers. Cludo’s easy-to-use platform is utilized by content owners and developers at some of the biggest brands, educational institutions and government organizations across the globe to gain insights from their website’s search functionality and easily tailor content. For more information, visit

Contact information:

Ruth Sturm

Marketing Manager