Melodie will oversee FP&A for the Private Equity firm

Roseville, CA (July 21, 2022) – DCA Partners (“DCA”), a diversified financial services firm, is pleased to welcome Melodie Puffer as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis.

Melodie works with the Private Equity firm’s portfolio companies to institute and manage FP&A programs. She is responsible for implementing modern software systems, managing strategic programs, developing best practices, budgeting and forecasting, and establishing key performance indicators to assist management in its decision-making processes.

“Melodie is well served by her ability to undertake both strategic and tactical roles,” said Steven Mills, Partner. “Our portfolio companies are undergoing rapid growth and require a multi-talented specialist to support their various stages of evolution.”

Prior to joining DCA, Melodie worked as Director of FP&A at Rethink First, a high-growth private-equity-backed health technology company providing cloud-based treatment tools, training, and clinical support to employers, educators, and behavioral health professionals. Melodie has also held positions with Certent and Union Pacific Railroad.

“I look forward to designing materials and processes in order to elevate the performance of DCA’s portfolio companies,” commented Puffer. “The opportunity to have a high impact not only at DCA, but at a number of middle-market companies, is an exciting endeavor.”

DCA has nearly tripled its number of employees this year. While the firm has experienced rapid growth, it remains highly selective and deliberate, both in the hiring process and in the clients it accepts. For information about professional opportunities, visit or contact DCA at


About DCA Partners
DCA Partners operates a series of Private Equity funds which provide growth and buyout capital to promising, growth-oriented businesses throughout the Western U.S. DCA is also the region’s leading Merger and Acquisition (M&A) advisory firm. In addition, DCA has recently launched a Family Office investment platform which provides institutional-quality capital to talented real estate and other GP Sponsors delivered through a friendly, flexible, and collaborative Family Office platform.

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