Bruce Melzer

How do your colleagues describe you?

Bruce is a highly valued CAT Team member committed to assisting clients achieve their capital goals. He articulately communicates complex ideas, and he’s fiercely committed to exploring the world’s finest alpine trails.

Why do you do what you do?

After years as a business journalist, writing from the sidelines about how businesses succeed or fail, it’s rewarding to be able to step in to help businesses take action to succeed.


Bruce Melzer is a Strategic Advisor with Oregon SBDC Network’s Capital Access Team. He specializes in helping small businesses owners with business planning, finance strategy development and accessing debt and equity funding.

His diverse career ranges from work with energy efficiency start-ups and established firms, to radio, newspaper and web business journalism to business development at NPR. Bruce holds an MBA and an MS in Journalism, both from Columbia University, as well as a BS from UC Davis.