Born in California, Melissa Regan Devogele began her career in finance, after obtaining her M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in 2002. Following the next 6 years working between Paris and London, she realized Europe was her new home and founded the French footwear label Vouelle.
Her personal passion for art and design then led her to consulting with Galerie Joseph in 2011. She spent the next 5 years integrally involved in growing Galerie Joseph from 1 gallery to 12 spaces, and overseeing 250 events annually in art, design, and fashion.
Working hand in hand with clients such as Samsung, Hermes, Valery Demure, Roksanda, Biotherm, Netflix, YIA Art Fair, Cedric Charlier, Dior, La Redoute, Stella Luna, Galerie Joseph became a recognized destination for events. Through Melissa’s creative ingenuity, the Galerie also became the go-to place for Designer Days and Paris Design Week, in addition to the internally curated exhibitions such as “le BIKINI à 70 ans” and the collaborations between designers and editors such as Roche Bobois.
Her wealth of experience in fashion, design, and art led to her founding The MR Agency in 2016. She currently lives between Paris and London with her husband and 2 young sons.