Melissa Winkler - Senior Vice President, Kestrel Verifiers

Melissa Winkler

Senior Vice President

Melissa Winkler is the Senior Vice President for Sales at Kestrel Verifiers, responsible for the adoption of green and social bond services across the fixed income universe. Ms. Winkler brings over 18 years of financial services experience and multiparty deal structuring capabilities. Spending over a decade of her career in public finance with top ten and regional firms, Ms. Winkler has worked with government organizations and executives, large institutional buyside investors, credit rating agencies and market regulators. In past roles, Ms. Winkler led successful efforts in strategy and growth for expanding new markets. She has participated in the issuance of over $10 billion of municipal securities across several sectors throughout her career. Ms. Winkler had the privilege to contribute to innovative financing products including the first issuance of a Build America Bond for the University of Minnesota, and the first publicly offered Environmental Impact Bond for the City of Atlanta. Ms. Winkler understands the unique public sector landscape and the intersections where ESG can enhance competitiveness, minimize risk and strengthen resilience. Ms. Winkler maintains Series 7, Series 63, and Series 53 licenses. View Resume