Maria G. Melone

Managing Director

MARIA G. MELONE is a leading M&A advisor in healthcare, with deep knowledge of the dental industry.  Her mission is to help both individual businesses and multi-site groups navigate the complex landscape of capital or strategic transactions.

Maria has extensive transactional knowledge 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 their business is worth.  She determines value based on tangibles like equipment, actual cash flow, and profitability.  But she also understands that a more complete picture of a businesses’ value includes much more, including variables like business climate, market demand, staff retention, customer base, payor base 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 multi-site healthcare businesses which informs her insight in the intangible aspects of 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.  Maria is currently on the Board of Directors of Splice Histology, Inc. and serves as the Board Audit Chair for the non-profit Boston Center for the Arts.

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.

Maria sits down to detail her journey to Caber Hill and discuss the most meaningful aspects of her role as Managing Director.
In this short 5-minute Q&A session, Maria, along with Managing Director Kurt Harvey and explain why ample interest remains in the dental industry for the investor community. They address some of the macroeconomic trends dominating headlines and creating pressure across the broader market.


  • Facilitated over 500 transactions / business valuations
  • Only female CPA 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