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Edward Melia

Edward Melia has more than 20 years experience spanning global business management, management consulting, entrepreneurship, venture capital, private equity and mergers & acquisitions. In his career, Edward has focused on disruptive technologies with specific sector proficiency in life sciences, new energy, digital media and information technology. 

Ed was Principal and Managing Director at Exemplar Companies where he served as strategic partner with investors, owners, executive teams and corporate boards on a wide variety of strategic growth and complex business issues. He often assumes interim leadership roles to guide clients through transformative events including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, management buyouts, reorganizations and corporate restructuring in the mid-market.

Prior to joining Exemplar, Ed served as General Partner/Human Capital Advisor at P3 Ventures Group, where he worked with venture-backed startups to ensure the right talent was in place as high-growth companies prepared for major milestones - from capital infusion to mergers & acquisitions to IPO.

He was Founder and Sr. Partner at CyberQuest, a management consulting firm where he and his colleagues developed and executed innovative solutions and best practices that allowed client organizations to align strategy with business objectives. 

He also served as Managing Director at London-based Saville Holdsworth, the world leader in developing and validating psychometric assessment instruments for the workplace. 

Earlier in his career, Ed worked for a the North American division of a Dubai-based multinational corporation as well as a leading global management consulting firm where he worked on multi disciplined global teams on pre- and post-M&A integration projects across Europe, Asia and North America.

Ed has been guest lecturer for graduate-level academic programs and has served on the boards of several successful ventures.

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