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Role at RSR Partners

Melissa is a senior member of the firm’s Industrial Technology practice and is also a member of the Family-Owned and Family Office practice. Most of her time is dedicated to search execution and client relationship management. She has led a variety of senior-level searches and CEO succession planning assignments for multinational corporations in the financial services, industrial engineering and manufacturing, and high-tech industries.

Experience and Expertise

Melissa began her career in human resources and developed an expertise in defined benefits and contribution, administration, and strategy. While working as a human resources professional, she found that her natural strength was talent acquisition. Upon a relocation to Cincinnati, she launched her own retained search business, which she led for more than 16 years, offering consulting and recruitment services for mid-market clients and specializing in recruiting C-Suite level executives in the financial services, industrial, and high-tech industries. In 2019, Melissa assisted RSR with a few high priority projects and later joined the firm on a full-time basis.

Outside RSR Partners

Melissa attended Purdue University where she met her husband, Jeff, and she obtained her business degree from East Tennessee State University. They currently reside in the South Bend area with their rescue dog, Roscoe. In her spare time, Melissa enjoys staying fit, architecture and spending time with her three children. On a personal note, Melissa is proud to say that her youngest is following the family tradition and too, is a Boilermaker.