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Melissa Crandall

Head of Talent
With 15+ years of executive search experience, Melissa finds the most qualified, diverse talent for client organizations.

Melissa’s extensive executive search experience in financial services and investment management spans traditional asset management and mutual fund clients, investment banks, alternatives, endowments, foundations, and family offices. She has completed assignments for C-suite executives, senior investment professionals – including for ESG-focused roles – sales and marketing professionals, as well as for non-investment professionals, including CFO and COO positions.   

Earlier in her career, Melissa served as Vice President of Merrill Lynch, & Co., selling Convertible Bonds and Equity Derivatives to the firm’s institutional clients. She also spent time working in the Global Relationship Management group within Global Markets and Investment Banking, where she worked with senior management. She began her career in the Private Equity Fund-of-Funds group within the Investment Management division. 

Melissa currently serves as an Independent Director for The Sequoia Fund, a concentrated long-only equity mutual fund, and a Board Member for Friends of Harvard Soccer. She graduated from Harvard College, cum laude, where she received a B.A. in Government.