Mel Blake handles commercial development and client relations for FTI. He is a Principal at Stern Strategy Group representing leading scholars, authors and experts in business, science/technology and policy for corporate and non-profit programs. He was formerly founder and managing director of Monitor Talent, a speaker agency he founded at the Monitor Group, a global consulting firm. Previously, he was Executive Director at BankBoston, a diversified financial services firm. During his nine-year tenure at BankBoston he saw an eightfold growth in shareholder value. Prior, Mel was a Vice President and Managing Director of Gemini Consulting's Financial Services practice. He is a board member of The Yale Center for Customer Insights. He holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and a BA in Economics from Wesleyan University.