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Melissa Smith

Senior Vice President, Consultant Relations

Melissa's Expertise

Melissa is responsible for cultivating and managing Ariel’s consultant relationships. Prior to joining the firm, Melissa was vice president of consultant relations for Deutsche Bank. In this capacity, she managed business development and client service efforts for investment consultants. Previously, she was associate director of consultant relations for Calamos Investments. Beyond Ariel, Melissa serves on the board of the Association of Investment Management Sales Executives as well as the College of DuPage Foundation. She is also a member of Women Investment Professionals. Melissa earned a BA in finance from Illinois State University.