Founder and Managing Partner
Ryan Melkonian is the founder and managing partner of Melkonian Capital Management. With 25 years of investment experience, Ryan is responsible for overseeing the firm’s investment portfolio (private equity, real estate & public markets) and chairs the investment committee.
Prior to founding Melkonian Capital, Ryan spent nine years at First Long Island Investors, LLC where he was a principal and senior portfolio manager with oversight of $1 billion in assets invested across multiple asset classes. First Long Island Investors is a registered investment adviser that provides money management, investment banking and financial planning to high net worth families and institutions. From 1998 to 2000 he also was a partner at W.P. Stewart Asset Management, a leading money management firm with $12 billion in assets under management. Mr. Melkonian began his career as an analyst for Republic National Bank of New York.
Ryan currently serves on the board of directors of Browz, Sebela Pharmaceuticals and Beach Bay Holdings. Mr. Melkonian is actively involved in a number of community and philanthropic organizations, including, serving as the chairman of the board of Harboring Hearts Foundation as well as Cornell University ILR School’s Advisory Council.
Ryan is a Chartered Financial Analyst and received a B.S. from Cornell University and an M.B.A with Honors from Columbia University.