Melissa Binder is a vice president on the distribution team at PPM America Inc. (PPM). She is responsible for building strategic relationships with institutional prospective clients and consultants. Prior to joining PPM in 2017, Melissa was a portfolio manager at Segal Marco Advisors, where she managed the equity sleeve of the firm’s outsourced CIO platform and was responsible for conducting due diligence and recommending investment managers to institutional clients. Melissa earned a master’s degree in economics, finance, and accounting from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois. She is a CFA® charterholder and holds Series 7 and 63 licenses.