VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING
United States of America
Melissa joined Origin in early 2017 after spending nearly a decade at Morningstar, Inc., a leading provider of independent investment research. At Morningstar, Melissa set the marketing communications strategy to drive demand for an extensive line of products for financial advisors, including software, events and investment management services. Her career at Morningstar began as a marketing associate for the company’s most widely-used financial advisor software system and, prior to that, she worked in marketing at Merrill Lynch Capital. She received a Bachelor’s degree with a major in Strategic Communications from the University of Kansas and a Master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from Northwestern University. She also serves on the board of the Chicago Chapter of the American Marketing Association. Melissa is a life-long resident of Chicago and lives with her husband and dog in Forest Glen. She is an avid reader, traveler, yoga practitioner and concert-goer.