Melanie Rupp, Director, Loans & Advisory Services
Melanie Rupp, MBA, is the Director, Loans & Advisory Services for Women’s Enterprise Centre (WEC), based in our Vancouver office. WEC is a non-profit organization devoted to helping BC women start, lead and grow their own businesses, providing business loans, skills training, mentoring, advice and resources from our three offices in Kelowna, Vancouver and Victoria.
Melanie has worked exclusively with women entrepreneurs as a Business Advisor for the past 15 years. In her current role, Melanie supports women entrepreneurs to build successful companies utilizing her years of banking experience in senior management roles in the areas of Commercial Banking, Risk Management, Operations, Marketing and Human Resources.
Melanie leads a team of knowledgeable business advisors and loan administration staff, oversees the loan portfolio and cultivates strong relationships with our lending partners. Her team supports women entrepreneurs in BC with business loans and advisory services, and responds to thousands of requests for information every year.
Melanie has an Executive MBA degree from Simon Fraser University, and has completed formal post-secondary education in sales and marketing management, and information technology.
In the community, Melanie is an active volunteer who has contributed her talents to many organizations including the Forum for Women Entrepreneurs, Startup Canada, YWCA Metro Vancouver, the Minerva Foundation for BC Women, Vancouver Writers Festival and Canadian Pony Club.