Melissa Borschnack, Director

Melissa is a Director at GRAPH Strategy. Melissa brings 13 years of significant experience from both consulting and corporate strategy to her role.

Prior to joining GRAPH, Melissa was Director of Strategy and Innovation at PNC Financial Services Group, where she focused on the bank’s small business segment. While at PNC, Melissa worked on the bank’s digital transformation, improved customer experiences, created more efficient and effective sales team strategies, and developed and executed both organic and inorganic growth strategies.

Prior to PNC, Melissa spent several years at Bain & Company in its Chicago office. While at Bain, Melissa led diligences as part of Bain’s Private Equity Group, and she also led strategic, marketing, and operational cases across several different industries.

Prior to business school, Melissa was a Financial Manager at PNC Bank, where she had CFO responsibilities for the bank’s ultra-high net worth group and led the asset management group’s strategic efforts including M&A analysis, market expansion, and organic growth efforts. While working at PNC, Melissa was part of the integration team, contributing to one of the U.S.’s largest financial service integrations of PNC and National City.

Melissa earned her B.S. in Economics and Learning & Organizational Change from Northwestern University, and she earned her M.B.A. with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She has lived in Chicago, London, NYC, and Milan and speaks Italian.