Melissa is a Managing Principal at Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital and the Co-Head and Managing Member of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Melissa has been an active growth equity investor and board member in numerous software, healthcare service, healthcare IT and medical device companies. Melissa’s current and recent board positions include Arcadian Health, Clinipace Worldwide, Discoverx, EKOS, National Healing, PeopleClick and SouthernCare.
Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Melissa held operational and management roles in private companies, and also served as staff on a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives.
Melissa earned a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.