Melvin, the founder and managing director of Bizsquare Management Consultants Pte Ltd started Bizsquare since 2013 when he left the banking world.
He started his banking career in 2009 as an Assistant Corporate Relationship Manager at DBS Bank, looking after portfolios of Multi-National companies, before moving to the Bank of America credit department in 2010 doing Corporate Credit Analysis and Approval work as an Operations Team lead. In 2012, he joined UOB Bank as a Senior Business Financial Manager, dealing with SMEs of Singapore on getting financing for the SMEs. He deals with trade financing, business loans, commercial property loan and other financing requirements required by the business owners.
Late 2013, he realised there are a huge underserved demand on the Singapore SMEs market that needs advice on how to manage their finance better. After knowing the big demand for Melvin’s services from his clients, he decided to start Bizsquare in 2013.
Since February 2016, he has been awarded by SBACC (Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council Limited), a Singapore Government Organization, for being Practicing Management Consultant (PMC) under SPRING Singapore, IDA Singapore, WDA Singapore and IE Singapore. This has given him opportunities to do consultation work for government bodies. Since young, he always had a burning passion for finance and it motivates him to create success in this industry. He is also the CEO of an IT and branding company, Aquarius 21 Solutions Pte Ltd.
After receiving PMC, other than advising Small and Medium Enterprise, Bizsquare has since begun doing many advisory work for MNCs and government related bodies as their clients.
Melvin also work as an Executive Director in Xingang Investment Pte Ltd in 2016; where he specialized in managing multi-million funds of credit investment portfolio and assessing the emerging SMEs, each under SGD100 million assets. He exited Xingang in Dec 2017 after making strong profit for the company. He also started a SME loan company in Jan 2018 called Fundopia Pte Ltd where they fund the SMEs in a short-term basis to help SME on cashflow management; he has also started a crowdfunding business called Capmarket and has successfully exited.
In 2019, he was awarded certificate of Mentorship where he became a certified mentor in the SGTech community. With his efforts, Bizsquare will be able to help SMEs improve their cashflow, and provide a turnkey to improve their business – as seeing companies grow is always Bizsquare’s goal.
Melvin has more than 10 years of banking and financial experience in the local SME and Corporate banking market. The past career history of Melvin has exposed him to carve many niches in the regional financial market; from managing clientele relationship to an outstanding team leader in business units situated in the local and foreign banks. Melvin is an expert in the industry for loan origination, structuring, syndication, relationship management, credit risk as well as fund management. His understanding of how companies deliver objectives and sensitive business acumen has been invaluable to his numerous clients.
Melvin holds an MBA and has a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and is also a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic programming. In his free time, Melvin plays squash competitively and enjoys spending time with his daughter.
As a personal side interest, he enjoys mentoring and incubating SMEs to see them grow into successful businesses. Melvin leads his advising companies to new milestones, by providing business advisory for turnkey in their businesses. He is also a property lover and very familiar in how to invest in property in the most profitable way.
Melvin believes in constantly upgrading oneself and lifetime learning. He has been attending many courses to enrich his knowledge and skills in all areas such as business management, investments strategies, digital marketing and so forth, spending a total of over $50k on these courses. Below are some of the courses he has attended. Through giving free consultations to his clients and mentorships to intern hires, Melvin hopes to pass down his knowledge to aspiring entrepreneurs to help them to achieve their goals.