Mel has been with the firm since its inception. She applies her 21 years of experience in venture capital to managing investor relations, accounting, financial reporting, and legal compliance. Prior to PROOF & NAV, Mel was Manager of Administration at InteliData Technologies Corp., working primarily on SEC filings, stock administration, contracts and the annual meeting/proxy process, as well as in the accounting and human resources areas. Prior to InteliData, Mel worked in venture capital at both Rural America Fund, a $20 million SBIC, and Allied Capital Advisers, at the time an investment adviser to four public and two private investment companies, where she assisted the president and worked with the legal, accounting and human resources departments, coordinated SEC filings for five public companies, and designed the company’s first contact database. Mel brings a lot of energy, enthusiasm and dedication to the PROOF team.