About Melissa Wall

Managing Partner
Distinct Marketing LLC

Career Highlights

Melissa Wall is managing partner of Distinct Marketing LLC, a marketing consulting business based in Florida that serves small to medium sized firms nationwide in the B2B and B2B2C sectors. 

This is the second marketing consulting enterprise that Ms. Wall has founded. Her first business, Marketing With Distinction, LLC, operated from 1996 to 2007 and served predominantly financial services clients in the New York Metro area. 

In addition to her entrepreneurial activities, Ms. Wall has also held several marketing executive positions in her 25-year career at: CNL Financial Group, Prudential Annuities, Financial Guaranty Insurance, (GE Capital), NatWest Bank and Midland Bank.  She grew her corporate career over time by assuming leadership roles with increasing responsibility for driving results through strategic marketing, product marketing, educational initiatives, digital strategy, market research and analytics.

Ms. Wall is passionate about education and mentoring. It’s in her DNA. She enjoys teaching marketing to students at The University of Tampa as well as mentoring emerging women business leaders through the Women Unlimited program. In her spare time, you can find her helping people to read and improve their English fluency.


  • B.S., Marketing and Management, New York University, Leonard Stern School of Business
  • M.B.A, Marketing, Fairfield University, Charles Dolan School of Business 

Community, Professional, & Teaching Activities

  • Adjunct Professor, Marketing, The University of Tampa
  • Mentor, Women Unlimited Leadership Program
  • Literacy Volunteer (Sarasota County, FL)
  • Volunteer, All Faiths Food Bank, Sarasota, FL
  • Member, Beta Gamma Sigma (business honors society)

Board Positions

Former Director, CNL Securities, Inc., Orlando, FL

Former Chair, Oxford Regional Innovation Center