Mel Okudo is a Principal at TSU Capital, a special opportunities financial advisory firm based in New York City. He is involved in all aspects of transaction sourcing, structuring and distribution. Prior to TSU, Mel was a Managing Director at Bonwick Capital Partners where he led the firm's efforts to expand its advisory and capital raising practice in Africa. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of an Africa focused digital media company, Africa.com.
Mel began his career at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York, where he spent 8 years and rose to become a Vice-President. At Goldman, Mel worked as a structured finance banker in the Structured Products Group where he led asset securitization transactions; as an investor in the Structured Credit Investing group where he led the development of proprietary analytical tools and participated in transaction sourcing, valuation and investing activities; and as the lead risk manager of the firm's US credit trading portfolio.
Mel holds a degree in economics with high honors from Swarthmore College.