Investment Advisor

Melanie Johnson began her career in the financial services business in 2005 when she founded a local comprehensive, independent wealth management firm.  She joined the BCM team in 2011, assisting all types of clients with their financial planning and investment needs.  Melanie has specialized expertise in working with widowed, divorced and retirement-focused individuals.

She is the founder of Divorce Financial Solutions and originated a divorce-focused workshop in Austin in 2006 called Second Saturday – What Women need to Know About Divorce.  The workshop has helped over 500 women (and some men) deal with the legal, financial and psychological issues of divorce.

Melanie is a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™ (CDFA).  This specialized training has provided a solid educational foundation for her as she assists divorcees by identifying and valuing marital assets and liabilities, as well as exploring creative solutions and options for the distribution of those assets.  She is highly experienced at helping individuals as they navigate the financial complexities of divorce.

A native of Austin, Melanie loves spending time with her four children, traveling and being outdoors.


Beck Capital Management is an SEC-registered investment manager serving high net-worth individuals, family offices, endowments, trusts, corporations and pension plan sponsors. We design custom portfolios that seek each client’s target rate of return, commensurate with the tolerance for volatility. We have a fiduciary duty to our clients and are fee-based.  We are different from other investment management firms in many significant ways. Learn more.

Our predecessor firm was founded in 1997, specializing in investment management and tax planning for high net-worth individuals. Over time, we have grown our capabilities in original research and portfolio management. Our three investment committee professionals have over 75 years of combined finance and investment experience. Our macro-economist holds a PhD from Stanford University and has worked at the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and the Federal Reserve. Learn more

We start with a macro-economic “30,000 foot view” that incorporates industry-sector developments, secular trends, money flows, monetary policies and news events.  We then follow with a rigorous, repeatable, data-based research process designed to uncover the best managed business within their respective industry groups.  Further, we believe that simply avoiding the weakest sectors of the market adds meaningfully to performance. Learn more