Melissa Dickerson

CFO and Managing Director, Operations

Melissa Dickerson is the Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director, Operations of Genstar Capital, responsible for finance & accounting, regulatory compliance, risk management, technology and administration.  She joined Genstar in 2004.

From 1999 to 2004, Melissa was the Controller of American Industrial Partners, a middle market private-equity firm focused on industrial businesses, where she was responsible for finance & accounting, risk management and administration.  Prior to AIP, Melissa worked at Deloitte as a Senior Accountant focused on businesses in the financial services industry, where she obtained her CPA license (currently inactive) in March 1999.

In November 2018, Melissa was named one of the “Top Ten Women Business Leaders in Private Equity” by Bold Business. In December 2017, Melissa was named one of the 35 “Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A” by Mergers & Acquisitions.   During her tenure at Genstar, Melissa has built out the private equity firm’s operational infrastructure as the firm grew from $200 million to $9 billion in assets under management. Concurrently, Genstar acquired 52 platform investments, while divesting 33, and has doubled its staff.  Melissa has more than 18 years of middle-market private equity experience, with over 14 years at Genstar Capital as its Chief Financial Officer.


  • University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business, MBA
  • Vassar College, BA

back to top