Francesco Meloni joins ZCG Consulting as head of strategic finance

14 December 2022 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Francesco Meloni has joined ZCG Consulting (ZCGC) – the management consulting arm of merchant bank Z Capital Group (ZCG) – as a partner and leader of the strategic finance practice.

Based in New York, Meloni has more than 25 years of finance and corporate development experience, with expertise across accounting, financial planning and analysis (FP&A), treasury, transaction support, project management, and data transformation. He has delivered strategic initiatives for public, private, and PE-owned firms globally, with a focus on the financial and technology industries.

Meloni previously spent six years at PE consultancy Accordion Partners, where he was senior director of strategic finance and oversaw engagements in FP&A, IPO/sale readiness, performance improvement, and financing. Before that, he was an investment banker at HSBC, Lehman Brothers, and Barclays, and held leadership positions in corporate development at Dun & Bradstreet and TravelClick, a hospitality industry-focused software company.

Francesco Meloni joins ZCG Consulting as head of strategic finance

Meloni has an MBA from the University of Chicago, a master’s degree in accounting from St. John’s University, a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of Sussex, UK, and a CPA certification.

ZCGC provides value creation consulting to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. The practice’s offerings include performance improvement, finance transformation, and transaction advisory, as well as technology, human capital, and real estate solutions.

Parent company ZCG has invested approximately $26 billion during nearly 30 years of operation. The privately owned merchant bank has $5.2 billion in assets under management, serving institutional investors including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and sovereign wealth funds.

ZCG is headquartered in Manhattan and has more than 325 global professionals.

The firm earlier this year added Stephanie Banyas, Omar Matar, and George Russell as partners.