Melissa serves as the Controller for Underscore VC. In this role, she works directly with the CFO to manage the financial reporting requirements of the Funds and serves as a liaison to third-party service providers. Melissa is a seasoned financial accounting professional who has deep experience in both advising and managing finance teams in the asset management space.
Prior to Underscore, Melissa held roles of increasing responsibility within the Private Equity team at Audax Group, where she managed hundreds of deal closings and financial reporting requirements. Melissa started her career at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where she was in the assurance practice, specializing in working with clients within the alternative investments space.
One of Melissa’s passions is mentoring the next generation of finance professionals. She regularly serves as a mentor to students at her alma mater, Boston University. Every October, you can find her family and friends walking the American Diabetes Association’s “Step Out Walk.”
Melissa earned her BS in Business Administration, with a Concentration in Accounting and Law, from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is also an active Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Massachusetts.