- Homepage: http://www.peakroadpartners.com
- Location: Rochester Hills, MI
Honored by the American Business Awards as “a visionary and strategist with extreme savvy in establishing strong negotiating positions, communicating competitive value and exploiting new business opportunities,” Melissa is a Senior Executive and Board Advisor with incisive ability to strategize and execute forward-thinking solutions across business and consumer markets within start-up, turnaround and high-growth multimillion-dollar enterprises. She has been an advisor for technology teams at Google, Microsoft, Yahoo! and Apple and for tech incubators including NextWave and Aria Ventures.
She presently serves as Managing Director for <a title=”Peak Road Partners” href=”http://www.peakroadpartners.com” target=”_blank”>Peak Road Partners</a>, an elite network of C-level executives that help companies reach peak performance and profitably by providing consulting or interim executive placements.
Well known for maintaining a vigilant focus on revenue growth and setting and achieving aggressive sales targets, Melissa has been a change agent driving cross-functional leadership and performance management at flagship promotional brands: <a title=”Valpak” href=”http://www.Valpak.com” target=”_blank”>Valpak </a>and <a title=”Entertainment” href=”http://www.entertainment.com” target=”_blank”>Entertainment</a>. She has proven success steering large-scale operational change and efficiency in highly competitive and relentlessly shifting marketplaces as well as entrepreneurial success establishing and leading start-ups.
She earned a master’s degree in business management from Regent University and holds professional certifications in Direct Marketing, Franchising and Product Development. She has won numerous industry awards, including the Stevie Award for Best Executive in a Service Business and was a guest judge on Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump in 2012.