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Director of Tax Planning

Melissa Yost

  • CPA
I act as your legal fiduciary.


Melissa is a Director of Tax Planning at Paradigm Financial Advisors.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Missouri.  Melissa received her Bachelor of Science and Master of Accounting from Saint Louis University and her Master of Science in Management, Strategy, and Leadership from Michigan State.  Melissa assists clients in providing and implementing tax planning strategies.

Prior to joining Paradigm Financial Advisors, Melissa worked at a family office in the capacity of Chief Administrative Officer and Business and Tax Advisor working with high net wealth clients.  Melissa worked as a Tax Manager for Ernst Young for three years.  Melissa began her career at UHY Advisors helping families and their small businesses meet both their accounting and tax needs.  She also has experience working with nonprofit boards and accounting departments.