Hercules Technology Growth Capital, a specialty finance company, has appointed Melanie Grace as general counsel and chief compliance officer. Grace will oversee Hercules’ legal and compliance functions and serve as corporate secretary. She will report directly to Chief Financial Officer Mark Harris.

For the past three years, Grace served as the chief legal officer and corporate secretary of WHV Investments, an investment adviser. At WHV, she also served as interim chief compliance officer and sat on numerous committees, including management, operations, proxy and chair of the ethics committee.

Prior to Working at WHV, Grace was chief counsel at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext, where she worked directly with the general counsel and senior legal staff, advising and delivering assistance in areas from corporate transactions, contracts, regulatory filings and compliance. Before working with NYSE Euronext, she worked as an associate for Fenwick & West, where she represented both public and private companies in public offerings, mergers and acquisitions and securities matters.