Mel Edwards II joined HarbourVest in 2009 and currently oversees the US Federal income and informational tax compliance process for all HarbourVest legal entities, both US-based and international. His responsibilities also include tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors and is involved in the investment due diligence process for primary, secondary, and direct co-investments.
Mel joined the Firm from State Street where he was vice president of alternative investment tax services at the company. His prior experience also includes positions with BISYS Hedge Fund Services, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Deloitte & Touche.
Mel received a BS in Accountancy (cum laude) in 1995 and an MS in Taxation in 1996, both from Bentley College.