Melissa Blau has been in the Media, Technology & Finance sectors for 20 years and has been specifically in the online gaming sector for the past eight years as both an operator and advisor. In her current capacity, Melissa is an advisor focused on bridging US and European interests. Through her consulting company, iGamingCapital, she has been advising gaming, media companies and lotteries assisting in developing their online gaming strategies. Melissa has been the Finance Editor and regular columnist for iGaming Business Magazine since 2006 and the iGaming Business Magazine North America in 2012. Her columns, titled the iGaming Global Top 20 Index and the iGaming Index North America, track the top publically listed companies in the sector and gauge investor sentiment.