Chief Financial Officer
Mel is the Chief Financial Officer at Deepwatch where he leads finance, legal and corporate development.
Mel is a seasoned finance executive with over 25 years of experience in financial planning, analysis, and operational finance, with a proven track record of driving growth and building high-performance finance teams. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for both publicly traded and private technology companies for the past eighteen years. In the last ten years as CFO, Mel supported three companies through exits and one company through a minority sale together totaling nearly $3 billion.
Mel remains on the Board of Directors of Cofense, Inc. (formerly PhishMe, Inc.), where he previously served as the CFO before joining Deepwatch. During his tenure as CFO, he supported the Company’s growth initiatives and IPO-readiness efforts, and steered the Company through a significant sale for $400 million.
Before that, Wesley held multiple CFO positions. During his tenure at comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), the Company purchased and merged with another public company. During his tenure at Mandiant Corporation, the Company was sold to FireEye, Inc. (NASDAQ: FEYE) for over $1 billion. Wesley remained at FireEye as CFO of Global Services and Cloud Solutions, supporting integration efforts. During his tenure at OPNET Technologies (NASDAQ: OPNT), the Company’s revenue grew from $50 million to $175 million before the company sold for over $1 billion.
Mel began his career as an auditor in public accounting, and he holds a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA from George Mason University. Mel is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the Commonwealth of Virginia.