Melanie Jolles, a Newcoast Financial Services representative, recently spoke at the East Coast Yachts Sales Summit. She provided insight into the value of knowing your client when considering government and bank regulations. Her session was very well received.
Melanie Jolles, an executive level Sales Team manager for both private and public companies, has always had an eye toward building profit and growth while never sacrificing quality or service levels. A seasoned professional in managing budget functions during tough economic cycles, Melanie has an extensive background in the development of long and short term marketing plans, sales projections, and budget analysis. For over twenty-five years, Melanie has been instrumental in building strong sales and management organizations that encompass both marine and non-marine related industries.
Melanie has been active in marine and yacht lending and has been a strong supporter of the FYBA since 2001. She also directed a national sales team of finance specialists to build a strong market presence and a substantial loan portfolio.
In October 2013, Melanie joined the BankUnited Private Banking team to focus on the development of a yacht lending platform combining private client services with yacht loans.
Melanie has recently left the banking business to join Newcoast Financial Services, fully concentrating her energies on yacht lending and the marine industry. She has been involved with numerous charities, both in her hometown of Washington, DC and currently in the greater Fort Lauderdale area. She has also served as a Committee Member for two Presidential Inaugurations. In addition, she participates regularly in fundraising activities for American Lung Association, Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center, and the Miami Dolphins Foundation Fishing Tournament. Melanie is very involved with the American Cancer Society, being that cancer has claimed the lives of many of her close family members including her father whose passion for boating influenced her life and career.