Senior Advisor, Needham and Company, LLC

Mel’s professional career in investment banking has included hundreds of capital market transactions accounting for several billion dollars of equity and debt financing. He was vice chairman and managing director of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, when it was purchased by Collins Stewart, LLC in 2007. At that time, Mel formed Lavitt Group, LLC to advise private and public companies in finding and securing financing, structuring and negotiating investment terms and advising on investor marketing strategy. In 2009, he became a senior advisor with Needham and Company, LLC. Mel serves on a number of private company boards and as chairman of the board of directors at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.