Melanie KingChief Financial Officer
The Hagerman Group
While taking accounting classes in high school, the subject matter came easily to Melanie King. “I decided to pursue my accounting degree and set a goal to be a CFO eventually,” she says. She met that goal at The Hagerman Group, where she oversees the company’s financial aspects, from day-to-day accounting to overall strategy. Also, Melanie is also responsible for the information technology department.
Melanie’s role gives her the opportunity to apply her experience in construction finance while staying up-to-date on the latest regulations and trends. “The Hagerman Group has a great environment,” says Melanie. “It allows me to bring my skills, perspectives, and ideas to the table, yet I’m also always challenged to learn something new.” As an example, she was responsible for implementing an electronic document management system that increased efficiency and improved communication and collaboration between the operations and accounting teams.
Hardworking and positive, Melanie is passionate about empowering the next generation of women. “It’s important for girls to know they can do whatever they want, not just the traditionally female-oriented professions,” she says.
Prior to coming to The Hagerman Group, Melanie spent 12 years at DEEM, LLC, an electrical and mechanical contractor based in Indianapolis, and five years at Ernst & Young, specializing in construction and manufacturing clients. In 2016, Melanie was named a finalist for the Indianapolis Business Journal’s CFO of the Year. She serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors for Executive Women in Finance and for the Noblesville Swim Club. She is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and a member of the Indiana CPA Society.
Hagerman Construction Corporation started 1908 as a Masonry Contractor based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Since that time, it has evolved into The Hagerman Group, offering commercial clients services in General Contracting, concrete as well as masonry. With three locations (Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and Louisville), The Hagerman Group works throughout Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky.