Melissa Cricks

Seasoned Marketing Professional, Entrepreneur, Digital Social Media Grad Student

Seasoned marketing professional, first year grad student at USC, following my passion to become an entrepreneur.

I'm a first year USC grad student pursuing a Master's Degree in Digital Social Media. Professionally I'm an aspiring entrepreneur and seasoned marketing professional with 18 years of experience in brand marketing for cosmetic and lifestyle brands. On a personal level, I consider myself a fitness fanatic, health nut, wine connoisseur and beach volleyball superstar in training. I enjoy spending down time curled up next to my 9 year old English Bulldog reading a murder mystery book.

Sport: Softball
College/Pro Team:
Chapter: Playa Vista
Profession: Marketing
Specialty: Marketing/Communications/Branding
Preferred Contact: Email

Melissa Cricks's activity stream

  • donated 2019-07-29 09:51:21 -0700

    Event Checkout

    largeevent2.jpgWe are an exclusive community of former college and professional athletes excelling in the world of business. We are competitors, teammates, friends, and trusted advisors. We expect nothing but success at the highest level as business professionals.

    From the backboards to the boardrooms or the courts to the court of law, we maintain the passion, discipline, and fortitude to thrive in the sport of business. The uniforms may be different, but the athlete is always the same.


  • BandaBeau has Launched! Support AT member Melissa Crick's new company!

    Member: Melissa Cricks (Playa Vista)

    Check out the new company and website for BandaBeau, which Melissa recently started and launched!

    You can also check out BandaBeau on social media by clicking on the following Instagram |  Facebook

    BandaBeau is the ultimate beach towel accesory, which cleverly wraps around the top of a chair to keep your towel from sliding down or blowing away. A hidden zippered pocket also does double duty by stashing small essentials and converting into a pouch to tote your BandaBeau. 

  • Athletes Touch Member is Offering a Friends & Family Investment Opportunity

    Member: Melissa Cricks (Playa Vista TechBiz Team)

    Athletes Touch member Melissa Cricks has launched a friends & family fundraising campaign to help cover start-up costs for her new business venture, BandaBeau LLC. BandaBeau, launching in May ’17, is a sophisticated and chic fashion accessory that combines function with style to keep unruly or wind-blown beach towels securely on a lounge chair and make it easy to spot one’s chair in a sea of white resort towels. Plus, there’s a hidden pocket to keep valuables out of plain sight. For consumers, this beach towel bandeau comes in a variety of fashion-forward prints and for customers (hotels, beach resorts & cruise ships), the bandeau will be custom designed with the brand’s logo and sized to fit their lounge chair dimensions. The fashion statement with a purpose towel band is the first product in the brand’s pipeline – product extensions include beach towels, beach bags, swimwear and beachwear accessories. The brand vision is to be an iconic beach fashion lifestyle brand by offering luxurious, stylish and affordable must-have beachside/poolside products.

    To learn more about this first-of-its-kind product and equity investment opportunity, please contact