MARIA G. MELONE is a leading M&A advisor to the dental industry, with a mission to help both individual dentists and dental groups navigate the complex landscape of dental-practice transactions.
Maria has extensive knowledge of the dental industry and brings a wide breadth of skills to the table—particularly in valuation. As a Certified Valuation Analyst, she is an expert in helping clients understand what a dental practice or dental group practice is worth. She determines business value based on tangibles like equipment, actual cash flow, and profitability. But she also understands that a more complete picture of practice value includes much more, including variables like business climate, market demand, and competition.
Detail-oriented and team-focused, Maria is a confident, effective negotiator with a strong track record of helping clients close transactions and achieve the best possible outcomes.
Prior to joining Caber Hill Advisors, Maria worked in corporate development for American Dental Partners, Inc. During her 10 years with the company, she managed lead generation, valuation, legal-document negotiation and integration. She also developed a deep understanding of dental practice and dental group practice operations which informs her insight in the intangible aspects of dental valuations. More recently, Maria founded MORR Dental Solutions in 2012 to provide an investment banking perspective to solo practitioner dentists looking to transition their practices, as well as fill a gap in service for emerging dental group practices. Maria has touched well over 500 dental transactions in her career.
Maria holds a B.A. in Economics from Gettysburg College and a Master of Science in Accountancy from Bentley College. She received her CPA license in 1998 and became a Certified Valuation Analyst in 2014.
Outside of work, Maria enjoys giving of her time and talent to a variety of non-profits, playing soccer & pickleball, and creating feasts for friends and family.
- Facilitated over 500 transactions / business valuations
- Only female CPA, CVA representing clients in the dental industry
- Owner of Cupcakes by Muffin
- Winner of the Governor Bradford dance contest, summer of 1994
- Active soccer player at 50+ and newly addicted to pickleball