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Melissa Barash

Chief of Staff

Melissa is passionate about the role communities play in catalyzing equitable opportunity.

As chief of staff, she is a thought partner enhancing Mission Driven Finance teams and clients with the context and connectivity they need to thrive.

A LinkedIn alum and former partner of Left Tackle Capital, she has spent the last ten years building bridges between finance and social impact in NYC. She was selected by Cause Artist as one of 37 social entrepreneurs to watch in 2020.

Melissa serves on the board of directors for The Sumaira Foundation, is an advisor for Asmbl, a founding member of the Fast Company Executive Board, and a champion for Thank You Small Business.

She is a member of purposeful communities like the Bleeker Collective and The Fourth Floor. She was formerly a venture partner for Republic and has also played the role of mentor for early-stage founders at organizations like Launch X and Village Capital.

She is a Prof G Certified Brand Strategist and graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a BA in communication studies.