Melissa Sheer is a former Managing Director of Kekst and Company, a leading strategic, corporate and financial communications firm headquartered in New York City. Prior to joining Kekst, Melissa was a Director of Investor Relations at Citigroup, managing and developing external communications for Citigroup’s institutional shareholders and research analysts, regarding financial results, business strategy, and all other public announcements. She was also a Senior Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley, managing over $1 billion in fixed income portfolios for ultra-high net worth clients. Melissa holds a B.A. Degree in Political Science from Barnard College/Columbia University and an MBA in finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business.