Ep. 192 – Scale Ai General Manager, Melisa Tokmak

Dec 17, 2021

Our guest today is Scale Ai’s GM, Melisa Tokmak. 

Melisa Tokmak is the Head of Scale AI’s Document AI business, which focuses on building fine-tuned machine learning models to process documents at high quality. As the founder and leader of this unit, Melisa supports a team of engineers and machine learning scientists, as well as product, operations, sales, and marketing. 

She is now spearheading Document AI’s expansion to serve a wide range of industries, including logistics, financial services, healthcare, and beyond. 

Prior to this role, Melisa was Scale’s Chief of Staff, serving as CEO Alexander Wang’s right hand, and founded Scale’s government unit, a key driver of growth and opportunities for the company. As a result, Scale now works with agencies including the U.S. Army, the Department of Defense’s Innovation Unit (DIU) and the U.S. Air Force. 

In This Conversation We Discuss:

  • How machine learning creates autonomy for many businesses  
  • How Melisa was able to attract talent into the company 
  • Melisa’s transition from her role in Facebook to Scale Ai 
  • Defining the chief of staff role 
  • How to build a thriving organization with a team of responsible employees 


Connect with Melisa Tokmak: LinkedIn 

Scale Ai – https://scale.com


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Written By Cameron Herold

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