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Melissa Mendenhall

Director of Private Equity Research

Melissa is a member of the Firm’s Private Equity Research Group. She is responsible for conducting manager due diligence, providing educational overview materials for various private equity strategies and constructing investment plans for implementation in client portfolios.

Prior to joining NEPC in 2013, Melissa was a Senior Manager in Planning at Panera Bread, Inc. At Panera, Melissa evaluated capital investment opportunities and performed ongoing analyses of business results. Prior to Panera, Melissa worked as Special Assistant to the CEO and as a Senior Analyst in the Strategy Group at Dunkin’ Brands, Inc., where she was the analytical lead on key strategic initiatives, working closely with representatives of the company’s private equity owners. Melissa’s previous work experience also includes serving as an Associate in the Primary Partnership Group at HarbourVest Partners, LLC and as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Global Consumer Group at Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.

Melissa received her M.B.A. from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and her B.S. in Finance and Economics from Lehigh University.

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