Bio: Butterworth is the Co-Founder, Managing Director and President of Advanced Strategic Partners. Advanced Strategic Partners is an M&A firm focused in laboratory Diagnostics. She has 26 years of experience specific to the laboratory industry. The last eleven years have been spent in the Merger and Acquisition sector having completed over $1.2B in clinical, anatomical, molecular and hospital outreach laboratory transactions during her career. In addition to her M&A expertise, she has spent the last decade advising Molecular laboratories on new business development initiatives. Included in these initiatives, Melissa served as the worldwide Sales & Marketing VP for PhenoPath Laboratory overseeing both their clinical laboratory and the CRO Division. Melissa is currently working with NeoGenomics as a Consultant on strategic initiatives. All of the Advanced Strategic Partners Executives came from the lab industry or have 10 years’ experience in the laboratory industry which differentiates their team from anyone else in the M&A lab market. Melissa Butterworth is also the author of an upcoming book titled “How to Maximize the Value of Your Laboratory as You Prepare Your Exit Strategy.” She graduated with honors from the University of North Florida with dual degrees in Marketing and Management.