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Victor Melfi

Full name

Victor J. Melfi Jr.

Presence at Shimer


Presence on Earth



Shimer College 1980


Oxford University


Yale University

Masters of Public Policy Management

Yale University


Mount Carroll-Waukegan period alum

Victor Melfi was a student at Shimer College in the Mount Carroll period, graduating in 1980.

Brief description[]

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Victor J. Melfi (b. 1957) is an American business executive in the technology sector. He is an acknowledged pioneer in the areas of the ubiquitous voice interface and AI. He has served as Chief Strategy Officer of the voice recognition firm VoiceBox since 2006. Previously he was CEO of Multiple Zones and other technology firms. He was also in the Strategy practice at Booz-Allen and Hamilton. His career in venture capital focused on technology and marketing systems. Melfi is a coauthor of the popular textbook Mobile Advertising. He serves on a variety of company and non-profit boards. In addition to his Yale MBA and MPPM, Melfi holds an MA from Oxford University. His bachelor's degree is from Shimer College, which supplements its Great Books curriculum with a long-running Oxford study abroad program. (from Shimer College Wiki) Victor married his classmate, Liz Nibbio, in 1983 on the Isle of Iona, Scotland. They live with their two daughters, Laura and Julia, in Median, WA.


  • in [1], Trisha Duryee, Seattle Times, 2007-04-23:
    Victor Melfi Jr. sits in the front of a Lexus SUV, showing how quickly you can skip through information from 170 stations of news, sports, music and traffic.



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