Melissa LeTendre joined AMS in August 2019 as a Client Finance Director and currently serves as Finance Director for the Pharmaceutical Product Stewardship Work Group (PPSWG) providing financial and strategic guidance and oversight. Melissa has over 30 years of experience in strategic, business and financial executive positions across diverse industries including healthcare, manufacturing and telecommunications.
Prior to joining AMS, Melissa had her own consulting business where she led clients’ financial and strategic partner development and M&A activities. Melissa spent over 12 years at Sprint in a corporate development role, completing over 30 transactions, developing and implementing growth strategies and managing Sprint’s minority investment portfolio. Before Sprint, Melissa was part of a start-up healthcare company in which she raised over $200M from a prominent bank-led investor group and successfully completed and integrated eight acquisitions in the US and Asia forming what is currently HealthAnswers Education. Melissa also worked at Columbia HCA Healthcare, where she was responsible for its strategic development group which built Columbia’s integrated healthcare delivery system. Melissa previously served as Controller and Finance Director for several manufacturers. Melissa started her career in public accounting at Price Waterhouse and received her CPA certification in Kentucky and Tennessee.
Having lived in Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas, Melissa settled in Northern Virginia in 2001 with her husband and three daughters.