Melissa Donahue

Vice President

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.