Joel Melstrom, CFA
I enjoy working in arbitrage consulting and it is very rewarding to assist the communities where I work and live

Joel Melstrom, CFA

Senior Arbitrage Consultant
Joel Melstrom, CFA

Joel joined Ehlers in 2019 as a Senior Arbitrage Consultant. Previously, he held a managerial position with a nationally recognized arbitrage firm in which he provided arbitrage consulting and related bond compliance services to issuers throughout the country.

Joel lives in Blaine with his wife and two young daughters. When he’s not working, he enjoys golf, reading and spending time in Northern Minnesota at the family cabin.

Areas of Expertise

Arbitrage Consulting

  • Pre-Issuance Arbitrage Guidance
  • Arbitrage Database Implementation & Management
  • Expenditure & Investment Analysis
  • Arbitrage Reporting
  • Internal Revenue Service Compliance
  • Arbitrage Training


Chartered Financial Analyst

Professional Affiliation & Memberships

Minnesota Government Financial Officers Association


Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Community Involvement

Eagle Brook Church – Volunteer
Minneapolis Institute of Public Finance – Member
Centennial Rec Sports – Coach