Melissa Daniels is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Expansion Capital. Previously, Melissa served as Co-Head and Managing Member of Morgan Stanley Venture Partners. Melissa has been an active growth equity investor and board member in numerous software, healthcare service, healthcare IT and medical device companies. Melissa's current and recent board positions include Vbrick Systems, Arcadian Management Services, Clinipace Worldwide, Discoverx, EKOS, IDeaS, National Healing, PeopleClick, and SouthernCare. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Melissa held operational and management roles in private companies, and also served as staff on a subcommittee of the US House of Representatives. Melissa earned a BA in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and earned her MBA from the University of California at Berkeley.