Melissa joined Flat Rock Global as a Principal with the firm in June 2017. Prior to joining Flat Rock, Ms. Valcovic spent nearly ten years in Leveraged Finance at Credit Suisse. Ms. Valcovic served as a senior analyst on the High Yield Bond desk, on which she was the lead or co-lead analyst on over $2.0 billion in financings and published credit research for the firm’s institutional client base. As a Vice President with the firm, Ms. Valcovic was one of the original members of the Special Situations group that eventually became CS Park View BDC, Inc., a private BDC focused on middle market direct lending. Ms. Valcovic graduated summa cum laude from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Finance, and has an MBA from Columbia University.