Caber Hill Advisors is proud to announce that Maria G. Melone has joined the firm as Managing Director on the firm’s healthcare team with a primary responsibility to co-lead M&A activities in the dental industry. Over the past decade, Maria has become one of the most successful and highly respected sell-side advisors to group dentistry practices. Maria joins alongside another industry veteran and Caber Hill Managing Director, Kurt Harvey.
Maria received her CPA license in 1998 and began her career at KPMG, LLP in Boston, working primarily with clients in the Healthcare/Life Science sector. She then worked in corporate development for American Dental Partners, Inc where she was involved in nearly 100 transactions, ranging in size from $50,000 to $90 million. During the last half of her tenure, she was director of her department and was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the acquisition process.
In 2012, Maria co-founded MORR Dental Transitions to assist individual dentists and dental groups with all aspects of transitions, sharing her inside knowledge of how DSOs operate with small and middle market practices.
“I couldn’t be happier to welcome Maria to the Caber Hill team,” commented Craig Castelli, Caber Hill’s CEO. “We’ve gotten to know each other over the years and quickly realized that collaboration is stronger than competition. She has for years been considered the authority on the sell-side, and her experience spans all practice sizes, transaction structures, and geographies. It’s a great day for us and for the dental industry.”
“I’m thrilled to join the Caber Hill team,” said Maria Melone. “I’ve known Craig and Kurt now for quite some time and they are doing things the right way. The strength of their team and commitment to delivering the best outcomes to their clients are unparalleled in the industry.”
“Maria is an absolute gem!” added Kurt Harvey, Caber Hill’s Managing Director and co-Lead on the dental team. “I’m recently unfettered enabling us to ramp up our advisory work in dental and with Maria joining now, we are certainly going to make waves very quickly. We do not sacrifice quality in our services, our promises, and our client selection. Maria compliments perfectly with a long reputation of strong ethics and unmatched experience. We really have the dream team now and this will be a lot of fun for us and our clients.”
Outside of work, Maria has served as a volunteer and board member of a number of non-profits, most recently with the Greater Boston Food Bank. In addition, she is a soccer player, avid sports fan and enjoys cooking and hosting her wide network of friends and family.
Maria earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Gettysburg College and a Masters Degree in Accountancy from Bentley College and became a Certified Valuation Analyst in the spring of 2014. She is a member of the NACVA and Association for Corporate Growth.