Melanie Wynter, CBDE has 18 years of Business and people management experience and has sourced, structured, managed, and/or invested in over 8 lower middle-market transactions with a total enterprise value of over $450 million. She started her career as a Ship Navigator in the Irving Oil group in Canada focused on transporting fuel throughout North Atlantic. In 2014, she co-founded and became Head of Business Development of what is now Elizabeth Sloane & Company Limited, a business development company in Kingston, Jamaica. In 2017, she co-founded Jamaica Rural Youth Foundation a registered charitable organization, providing positive opportunities to Rural Youth of Jamaica, through its career and professional Accelerator Program, named iSAN, it’s breakfast program named Breakfast Club and it’s a mentoring program named Protégé. In 2018, Melanie became Managing Director of Elizabeth Sloane.
Melanie has served as head, director and/or observer for over 11+ companies with revenues of between $ 10 million and $250 million annually, including Landworks (Landscape Management Company), Elizabeth Sloane & Company Limited (business services), JT Refrigeration Services Limited (HVAC services), Kingston boats (boat rental services), Island Networks (Telecommunication services), Bluedot (Technology Company), Muse (Advertising and Creative Company), Stocks and Security Venture Capital (Venture Capital Arm of SSL) to name a few.
She is also the founding Partner of the iSpur Accelerator Network ( iSAN) in Atlanta, a registered 501 (c)3. Melanie is a former member of World Economic Forum Global Shapers Kingston Hub. She is a holder of an Officer of the Watch ship navigation license, a certified business development expert, holds an Advanced Sales Management Certificate and Licentiate Degree in Marine Navigation Technology.
She was born and raised in St. Andrew Jamaica, with a great passion for Business and Youth Development and considers herself a serial triple bottom liner.