Melissa Abbott

Hometown
The great city of Manchester, NH
What is your role at Mainstay?
I oversee and manage the Finance Department, Administration, and HR. I provide executive level reporting to the CEO as well as providing support for all our team members.
When you’re not found in front of a computer you are…
Reading a variety of books ranging from mystery novels to true stories of war and life experiences to non-fictional US history, to novels of Ireland. I enjoy attending cultural events, golfing, visiting the ocean regularly as well as spending time with family and friends.
What was the last great book you read?
A Curious Discovery: An Entrepreneur’s Story, the autobiography of John Hendricks, the creator of the Discovery Channel. John provides not only excellent life experiences of the successes and near failures he experienced as an entrepreneur, with suggestions and recommendations that apply even today, but his life story is full of fascinating facts and experiences that are both delightful and inspiring.
What is something unique about you?
I am a Member of SHRM, the Society for Human Resource Management and IMA, the Association of Accountants and Financial Professionals in Business.
What would you do if you had an extra 5 hours every week?
I would join a wind ensemble and play my flute more regularly.
If you could go anywhere for an entire month, where would it be and why would you go there?
I would take a trip to New Zealand to visit my brother and his family and work with them in their church.
What are you most frequently heard listening to?
Gaelic Storm, Blackmore’s Night or Josh Groban
What is your favorite sports team?
My favorite football team would have to be the Green Bay Packers.
What is one thing you love about your career?
The variety of the challenges and the knowledge that my work has a positive impact on the company overall and on each member of our team.
What is one thing that everyone should know about Mainstay?
Working at Mainstay Technologies is more than just working a job and filling a role. At Mainstay we are all part of a team with a vision, a purpose and a pathway to reaching our goals. By living up to our core values: Integrity, Team, Professionalism, Excellence, Holistic approach and Passion. We not only work to ensure the success of our clients, but ensure each and every team member is personally successful as well.