Chief Operating Officer, North America
Mel Comer brings together a rare, perfectly balanced combination of experience, intellect, instinct, and love of her craft. As the Chief Operating Officer, Mel draws from her long tenure as Chief Financial Officer and her deep knowledge of qualitative research to unleash an unbridled passion for driving our business forward. Since joining the company in 1999, Mel has challenged the norm, looking at the world a little differently, which has provided a unique perspective enabling a competitive advantage.
Prior to joining Firefly, Mel held the position of Vice President/Controller with Parfums de Coeur, and also held senior financial positions with Combe, Inc. Mel began her career at Ernst & Young.
Mel is a CPA and earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Pace University.
- Lives in Ridgefield, CT with her teenage daughter, partner, and lovable Wheaton Terrier
- She enjoys traveling, kayaking, cooking, and overseeing the day-to-day operations of her garden
- Is the only person at Firefly who has rebuilt her kitchen, bathroom, and owns her own nail gun
- Believes that Tequila is a health drink