Melanie Mendoza founded MHM Consulting, LLC in April 2021 as a result of the permanent closure of Matarin Capital Management on March 31, 2021. Melanie’s extensive compliance and operational experience and, most recently, prior roles as Chief Compliance Officer, Senior Compliance Consultant, and Corporate Compliance Officer focusing on sub-adviser compliance due diligence and mutual fund board reporting lead to the decision serve as an independent compliance consultant. Prior to MHM Consulting, Melanie was the Chief Compliance Officer at Matarin Capital Management (September 2018 – March 2021). In her role as CCO, Melanie managed the firm’s compliance program and regulatory footprint. As an executive of the firm, Melanie was a member of the Matarin Management Committee and various other operational committees. Melanie joined Matarin from Ascendant Compliance Management. As a Senior Compliance Consultant at Ascendant, she advised and supported SEC registered investment advisers with comprehensive regulatory services. Prior to Ascendant, Melanie served as Senior Corporate Compliance Office at ICMA Retirement Corporation where she managed the sub-adviser due diligence program and the 40 Act board reporting process, among other duties. As Chief Compliance Officer for Credo Capital Management, Melanie developed the firm’s compliance program, building out the internal trading and trade settlement platform, and designing the operational and administrative process for client accounting and client service. In the past, she held the positions of Trader and Portfolio Administrator at Brown Capital Management, where she traded and supported both the domestic equity and international equity investment teams. Melanie’s career in financial compliance, operations, and administration spans over 30 years. She earned a BA in Psychology from Notre Dame of Maryland University. She holds the Certified Regulatory Compliance Professional (CRCP) designation, a FINRA/Wharton Certified Regulatory and Compliance Professional program and the holds the FINRA Series 65 certification. Melanie serves on the Institutional Review Board for the University of Maryland, Baltimore, Office of Human Research Protections.