Melodie has been named the first CEO of TRI Group, a parent company for TRIGHtec and Vanguard Behavioral Solutions. Melodie is the former chief information officer for New York State. She began her career as a systems engineer for IBM, and is the co-founder of the New York State CIO Academy. She served as New York’s chief technology adviser following her appointment in July 2007 by then-Governor Eliot Spitzer.
TRIGHTec is an information technology management and consulting firm. Vanguard is an early-stage software company that will focus on selling its software-as-a-service to organizations that monitor and assess people with behavioral health problems.
TRIGHtec and Vanguard, according to Melodie, are undergoing a strategic planning process that should be completed in a month. After that TRI Group will begin to hire employees and establish revenue goals for the next few years.
Melodie has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and business administration from Union College in Schenectady, New York, as well as MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. She received her doctorate in information systems management from Claremont Graduate University where she was the first African American woman to receive her doctorate.