Melissa Donahue joined the Bancroft team as Vice President in March 2021. Donahue works on the equity trading desk at the Fort Washington office and assists with compliance and back-office operations.
An industry veteran, Donahue brings 22-plus years of equity trading, options trading, compliance, and back office clearing and execution experience to her position. A former president of the Investment Traders Association of Philadelphia (ITAP), Donahue started her career as an Intern on the OTC trading desk at Janney Montgomery & Scott, before briefly working in mutual funds at Vanguard, and options trading at First Union Securities. Prior to joining Bancroft, she spent the last 20-plus years of her career as the senior vice president of institutional equities at Boenning & Scattergood, Inc.
Donahue received her bachelor’s degree in International Business/Languages from the University of Scranton, and holds FINRA series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.