Melissa Krivachek has been a problem solver for the 1% for the last 15 years. She has been the Chief Operating Officer for the world’s largest drop-shipping company Automation Empire, LLC. She prides herself on her ability to connect, communicate and curate relationships and profits that exceed 8 and 9 figure exits.
“You invest. We manage.” Is a philosophy that has helped build, shape and create an empire of hundreds of employees across the world selling more than 1.7 Billion dollars of goods on Amazon, generating tens of millions in profits for its investors.
Melissa has numerous role models, but her values stem from having a foundation of mutual respect, hard work, great time management, faith, family and commitment and that came from her parents. Growing up in a small town of less than 250 people in Iowa, these values were built over generations but they are the same values that allowed her to break free from the small town mentality and build a life beyond what anyone could have imagined would happen.
Melissa changed in numerous ways but one of the most notable is the ability to stay humble and generous because wealth without sharing it is a lack of happiness. Melissa believes that:
“Energy is everything so having that ability to share with others is critically important to rooting your energy into something that goes beyond you and when you’re doing it for something greater than you … You can do anything.”
The most interesting thing that has happened along Melissa’s journey is failing so many times, losing millions and still having the ability to come back and more than double the loss.
Melissa believes: “Mental agility, persistence and patience are everything, but nothing if you don’t believe in yourself.”
Biggest challenge is always finding the right people to put in the right roles and fulfill the expectations of world class customer care.
When asked if she had one piece of advice that would be most valuable to others, Melissa advice is:
“Practice patience in finding the right products, the right people and make sure you put them in the right role. Believe in yourself and others because with all great success comes the responsibility to feed families, care for customers and make financial decisions in the best interest of the company. Be thoughtful about each decision you make and don’t procrastinate on those things that are important because they are imperative to the success of your people, products and profits.”