Mr. Melnik is the founder and co-Managing Partner of Wanaka Capital Partners, Israel’s first Mid-Tech Venture fund. Before establishing Wanaka Capital Partners in 2006, Ronen was a Partner at McKinsey & Company, serving clients in the Private Equity, Telecommunications, Aviation and Financial Services sectors across a broad range of strategic and corporate performance topics, both in Israel and in Europe. He advised large corporations, but also start-ups and investment firms.
He joined the company in London, and in 2000 helped establish McKinsey’s practice in Israel. He has led McKinsey’s work for many of its core clients in Israel. Prior to McKinsey Ronen worked in software services as a database specialist and project manager. Before that he served for seven years as a pilot and flight instructor in the Israeli Air Force, reaching the rank of Captain. He holds a dual BA in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University, where he graduated with distinction in 1996, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.