Melissa Hayward is the Chief Financial Officer and a managing member of Alarcon Construction Group, LLC. Working with Mr. Alarcon, she helped streamline the formation of the company and currently manages the business and financial side of Alarcon Construction Group, including all financial operations and office staff. Melissa received her Juris Doctor degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin, focusing in government and philosophy. Melissa is also a founding partner of the law firm of Franklin Skierski Hayward LLP and has extensive experience assisting clients in complex bankruptcy cases and proceedings and commercial litigation. Named a Texas Rising Star by Texas Monthly magazine in 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2013, she has represented national banks, lenders, and mortgage companies, high profile Forbes 100 companies, Chapter 7 and 11 Trustees, commercial landlords, creditors’ committees, construction companies, and creditors with respect to a wide variety of bankruptcy and litigation issues, including construction law.