Mr. Melo has been with AK Capital since its inception in 1998. Over the last twenty-five years, his roles in the securities industry have encompassed all facets of the operations, compliance and trading of both foreign currency and fixed income. Before joining AK Capital, Mr. Melo worked for Carlsen & Co., Merrill Lynch, UBS and Barclays Bank. In his current role as CFO and CCO, Mr. Melo oversees all of the firm’s financing, operations and compliance. He also manages the securitization functions for both MBS and Structured Products. Mr. Melo graduated magna cum laude from Florida International University with dual degrees in Finance and International Business. He enjoys boating and diving together with his wife and four children.