Class of 1994
Since graduating with honors from Xavier in 1994, Melissa has successfully progressed through positions of increasing responsibility during her 15-year career in the investment management field. In addition to a B.S. degree in psychology from Xavier University, Melissa also completed the Certified Financial Planner program at the College for Financial Planning in addition to other professional continuing education.
Melissa's career in the investment management field began in 1994 at JP Morgan Asset Management (formerly Pacholder Associates). Her work there focused on the high yield bond market. Subsequently, she obtained several years of private client experience at Johnson Investment Counsel. Melissa joined Meyer Capital Management (MCM) in 2001 where she successfully progressed through increasingly complex, broad-based roles. Presently, she is the Managing Director & Chief Compliance Officer at MCM.
Under her leadership at MCM, the company was a finalist for the Small Business Excellence Award presented by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce, won the Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics sponsored by the Better Business Bureau and, in 2008 and again in 2009, was named a FIVE STAR—Best in Client Satisfaction—Wealth Manager. Melissa was named one of the Forty Under Forty by the Cincinnati Business Courier in 2009 for her outstanding business & community leadership.
In addition to her career accomplishments, Melissa is generous with her personal time and has made leadership-level contributions to several charities and non-profit groups in the greater Cincinnati area. These contributions helped focus organizational strategy, increase membership, strengthen financial controls, and raise much needed funding. She has held various board, committee and executive leadership positions in several organizations, including Building Blocks for Kids, Kindervelt of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce.
Beyond her professional and civic responsibilities, Melissa lives with her husband and two children in Kings Mills, Ohio.