melissa gallagher

Melissa Gallagher

DIRECTOR OF TRANSITIONS

Melissa brings three decades of diverse financial services experience to help propel the Thurston Springer team forward. The foundation of her career in financial services was formed in Chicago where she led the trading and operations teams of a broker dealer and registered investment adviser which specialized in qualified retirement plans for medical professionals, management of a proprietary mutual fund complex, as well as traditional retail brokerage. This opportunity allowed Melissa to further develop her robust knowledge base and led her to successful opportunities with firms such as Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Charles Schwab, City Securities and Sanctuary Wealth. Melissa spent 11 years with Unified Fund Services / Unified Financial Securities / Unified Series Trust where she served in various roles including President of the broker dealer, President of the series trust and Senior Vice President of the fund servicing enterprise. Her areas of expertise include developing robust control environments, regulatory compliance, operations, custodial platforms, and transition management.

Melissa is graduate of Indiana State University with a BS in Financial Management. She also holds a certificate from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business Executive Development Institute.

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