Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network
Southeast Regional Office



Melinda Ailes, Senior Business Advisor


Melinda AilesMelinda Ailes has been providing management advisory services to small to mid size businesses ranging from start-up through maturity for many years. She works with a wide variety of industries including high technology, service, retail, distribution and manufacturing companies. She recently retired as a regional director of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center (MSBDC), but she continues to advise MSBDC’s clients in the Southeast region on a part-time basis.

Prior to joining the MSBDC, Ms. Ailes worked for several local and regional banks in senior management positions with responsibility for commercial lending, small business lending, asset-based lending, strategic planning and product development. Ms. Ailes also has worked as an independent consultant for privately held businesses, government agencies and not-for-profit companies in the areas of financial management, capital access, strategic planning, business development and planning, and turn-around management.