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Teri WoodhullMelanie Herald

Melanie Herald is a Principal at Sienna Capital Partners with expertise in capital markets and investor relations.  Prior to Sienna, Melanie served on the senior management team at Urban American, a New York City focused multi-family real estate operator and fund manager, where she led the firm’s capital raising and investor relations efforts and played an integral role in over $1.1 billion of successful portfolio recapitalizations, sales and capital raises with institutional and high-net worth investors. Additionally, she oversaw asset management of approximately one-thousand apartment units in Queens.

Previously, Melanie spent nine years with Goldman Sachs. As a senior saleswoman in the Mortgage Department, she completed over $50 billion of real-estate, structured product, CMBS and interest-rate debt transactions and managed numerous cross functional teams. She began her career in management consulting at Norbridge Inc. in 1998.

Melanie holds a BA degree cum laude from Bowdoin College with concentrations in Spanish and Economics and a MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University. She was one of sixty undergraduate students nationwide awarded a one-year Thomas J. Watson post graduate fellowship in 1996.  Melanie is a co-founder of the Northern New Jersey Chapter of Ellevate and serves on the boards of Force and Pop Tracker LLC.