Carol Melton


Carol Melton has served on our board of directors since August 2020. Ms. Melton is currently CEO and Founder of Adeft Capital. She brings extensive experience in global public policy, having held leadership roles at two international media and entertainment companies. Most recently, Ms. Melton served as Executive Vice President for Global Public Policy at Time Warner Inc., where she managed interactions with governments worldwide and was instrumental in garnering approvals for the company’s various merger transactions. Before that, Ms. Melton was Executive Vice President of Global Government Relations at Viacom, where she helped lead its original acquisition of CBS Corp in 1999 and then managed policy operations for the combined companies. Ms. Melton serves on the board of JBG Smith (NYSE: JBGS) and the Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ms. Melton serves on The RealReal's Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.