Melissa Loner, AIF®

VP, Chief Compliance Officer

Melissa Loner joined Avantax in January 2023, bringing more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry to her role as Chief Compliance Officer. 

She has spent a significant portion of her career in the home office of various independent firms, working in due diligence, marketing, transitions, operations, supervision, compliance, and fiduciary services. She also has worked as a financial planner in addition to numerous corporate leadership roles.

She joined Avantax from Premier Wealth Management® where she was executive vice president, advisor services. She also worked at Cambridge Investment Research, Inc., serving as vice president, fiduciary services and RIA chief compliance officer. 

Melissa earned her MBA from American Military University and holds Series 4, 6, 7, 24, 53, 63, and 65 licenses, as well as an AIF® designation. She is a member and serves on the board (2023 Chair-Elect) of the National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP) and is a member of the Financial Services Institute (FSI).