Mel Deane is a founding Partner at Insignia. He brings over 31 years of investment, strategic and operational experience across the business services, consumer and healthcare sectors to Insignia’s leadership team.
Mel serves as a Director on the Boards of Century Snacks and Truco Enterprises and currently serves as CEO of Century Snacks. Prior to Insignia, he was an Operating Partner at FFL from 2008 to 2011 and Operating Vice President from 2000 to 2008. At FFL, he concentrated his efforts on assisting multiple portfolio companies with operational and technical initiatives and by taking on interim management roles. Mel’s interim management roles at FFL included CEO of Church’s Chicken, CEO of Discovery Foods, COO of Benevis, EVP & GM Hospice at Guardian Home Care Holdings, EVP & GM Introspect at Steelpoint Technologies and EVP Curriculum Development at Advanced Career Technologies. He served as a Director at Church’s Chicken, Discovery Foods and Steelpoint Technologies. Prior to joining FFL, Mel held various senior executive positions at ADAC Laboratories from 1993 to 2000. His most recent role at ADAC was the Senior Vice President of Operations & CIO. Before joining ADAC, Mel held various engineering management positions at General Electric. Mel graduated with high distinction from Southall Tech with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.