Melissa Stark has more than 25 years of experience in finance. Currently, she is the owner and manager of CICS which she established in 2003 to provide independent directors and officers for Delaware Co Issuer entities.
From 2001 to 2007, Ms. Stark concurrently served as a principal and co-founder of Water Tower Capital, LLC, a Chicago based investment advisory firm and president of CICS. From 1994 to 1996 she was a vice president in fixed income research at Duff & Phelps (now known as Fitch) where she covered high yield bonds in the retail industry. From 1991 to 1994, Ms. Stark was vice president, special investments at PPM America, Inc. where she was active in the workout of a billion dollar portfolio of distressed securities. From 1990 to 1991, she was a credit analyst with Dai Ichi Kangyo Bank in Los Angeles and from 1986 to 1990 she was a financial analyst with Citicorp Venture Capital Ltd. in New York.
Melissa Stark is a 1985 graduate of the University of Michigan with a BS in Biology. In 1990 she received an MBA in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.