Mel is a Portfolio Manager with 1919 Investment Counsel, LLC. He has more than 15 years of experience in the financial services industry, focused on equity analysis and portfolio construction for individuals, families, foundations and institutional clients. He oversees the 1919 REIT Strategy, is a member of the Third Party, Global Equity Strategy, Proxy and Editorial Committees, and is a co-manager of the 1919 Financial Services Fund.

Prior to joining 1919 Investment Counsel, Mel was a Vice President in Equity Sales and Trading for both Compass Point Research in Washington, DC and Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in New York.

Mel received his Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin. He is a CFA and CAIA charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and a member of the CFA Societies of Washington, DC and Baltimore.