It’s graduation “season” and Melvin “Mel” Lindsey tells the story of how working at McCowan’s Market was the unlikely launching point after high school with his own economic struggles,  returning and completing college, taking classes, working over 30 hours a week, interning with Dean Witter,  and then starting a career in Wall Street.

June 8, 2023

Stories of Los Angeles Harbor Area: For Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow SOLAHA Vol. III, No. 41

One of San Pedro High School’s most successful graduates,  and out standing track and field athlete, Mel  achieved great success in his career in the world of finance and investments and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and received his MBA in Finance from the Anderson School at UCLA. He also attended IMD Seminar, Switzerland, an executive leadership program. He is currently  managing partner and CEO of Nile Capital Group LLC,  serves on the board of the Toigo Foundation, the South Central Scholar Fund and the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles and is a member of Los Angeles Society of Financial Analysts.

What an inspiring story applying intelligence and  hard work, respect for family, and good core values to achieve success in life.


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