Mel is a Senior Associate at Swift Ventures. She blends a passion for investing in enterprise software companies with a sincere desire to roll up her sleeves early to help build teams, flesh out ideas and find potential customers.
A believer in the power of in-person connection, Mel regularly organizes dinners and events for the tech and venture ecosystem. Currently, she is the Head of the Emerging Venture Capital Association in San Francisco.
Mel grew up in Woodside, CA, which exposed her to tech and venture capital at a young age. She has always looked up to founders who break barriers and the investors who back them.
Mel graduated from the University of Southern California, earning a BS in Business Administration. She is on USC's Marshall Partners Board and the executive team of Destined for X, a nonprofit that connects students from underrepresented backgrounds with top-tier technology companies in the Bay Area.
In her free time, Mel loves trying new restaurants, boating, traveling, reading and spending as much time as possible with her family.