MELISSA LUCAS
Accounting Manager

Background on Melissa

Accounting Background:  20 years accounting experience in a variety of industries, starting from the ground-up. Most recently I spent 7 years with Ace Hardware as their Financial Controller. I’ve also spent time at Hilton, McDonald’s, and with some private firms and start-ups.

My Accounting Superpower:  Identifying, researching, and communicating variances.

What is the Principle at Stride You Connect with the Most: “Invest in ourselves and others.” Without all hands on deck and shared knowledge and support we can not build the impossibly perfect machine. Identifying weaknesses in the machine and leveraging our strengths to invest in others will allow us to help our clients achieve their highest and best purpose.

Where I Live: Naples, FL

Nickname:  Minnie

Hobbies: Boating, volunteering at the Humane Society, travel

Favorite Color: Purple

Favorite Vacation Spot: Amsterdam

Stores I Like: The Shop Forward, Kate Spade

Why I Work at Stride: The advanced level of communication ability throughout the organization. The dialogue is open, support is available, and no question is too “stupid” to ask.