Meet Our Team

Link Melley Jr.,  Chairman

Link Melley is a co-founder and the chairman of Flexstar Financial Solutions.

Before starting Flexstar, Melley co-founded and was the president of Freedom Stores, Inc. (1983-2015). He also co-founded and served as the vice president and chief operating officer of Military Credit Services, LLC. Melley is an independent director for the Steward Funds, Houston, TX and serves as a director for the Forest Creek Golf Club, Pinehurst, NC.

Melley holds an MBA from The University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA in Finance from The Catholic University of America. When not at work at Flexstar, he and his wife Ofelia enjoy traveling, golf, exercising, attending sporting and cultural events. The Melleys support a variety of charitable causes for the benefit of families in need and veterans.


John Melley – CEO and President

John Melley is a co-founder and the chief executive officer of Flexstar Financial Solutions.

Before starting Flexstar, Melley co-founded and was the president of Freedom Stores, Inc. (1983-2015). He also co-founded and served as the chief operating officer of Military Credit Services, LLC.

Melley holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Michael’s College. He serves as a managing member of Waterville Property Management and on the Board of Governors for the Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation.

When not at work at Flexstar, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Alaida and their three children.  He is an avid golfer — with 5 hole in ones to his name — and also enjoys swimming, skiing and listening to Jazz and Blues music. Melley is an enthusiastic supporter of Access Foundation, Hampton Roads VA;  Pan-Mass Challenge; JT Walk – Fight ALS and the Susan G. Komen – Race for the Cure.

Karen Reilly –Controller

Karen Reilly serves as the controller of Flexstar Financial Solutions. She is responsible for all accounting operations and accounting-related activities, such as supervision of the company’s financial statements, general ledger, cost accounting, payroll, accounts payable, risk management and conducting various special analyses.

Reilly has more than 27 years of experience as a controller. Before joining Flexstar, she was the controller for Freedom Stores.

Reilly holds an AS in Business. When the workday is done, her greatest pleasure is spending time with her family.