Chief Legal Officer

Melanie Margolin serves as Thumbtack’s Chief Legal Officer. She has over 20 years of broad legal experience leading legal teams and providing strategic guidance to executive teams at large public companies.

Before Thumbtack, Melanie served as SVP, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary at Wabash National Corporation and was Deputy General Counsel at Cummins —both publicly traded industrial companies. She has a proven track record of reducing corporate-wide legal, operational, and financial risks/losses and increasing bottom line gains. As a commercially minded business leader, she has been successful in negotiating and executing multi-billion-dollar commercial agreements, M&A transactions, and bet the company litigation settlements. Among her many achievements, being recognized time and again for her practical, no-nonsense, business-first approach to providing legal advice, and leading diverse teams to great results and collaborative success.

Melanie holds a Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law, a Bachelors from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and is a graduate of the Executive Finance program at Harvard Business School. She is based in Denver with her partner and daughter.

While Melanie has used Thumbtack for a myriad of projects from gutter cleaning to yardwork, her favorite thing about Thumbtack’s approach is its mission to connecting customers to the right people for their problems — a mission she shares by connecting people together in both her personal and professional lives.

Summits Attended: 2021 Debug, 2022 Pride, 2022 SF

Diverse representation is a priority for us. We're proud to say that our Summit speakers are 80% queer women, 50% women of color, 25% Black & Latinx, and 15% transgender and gender nonconforming.