Melissa Poole

Executive Search Consultant

Melissa is an Executive Search Consultant specializing in national searches. She has successfully placed candidates from individual contributors to C-level executives within manufacturing organizations across the country. Her experience has been with global, diversified manufacturers to mid-sized companies. She brings a strength of relationship building, resulting in continuous searches from candidates and clients she has worked with previously.

Melissa has a BSBA from Mount Olive College and an MBA specializing in Human Resources. She has over 10 years of recruiting industry experience, beginning her career in the healthcare industry recruiting physicians and nurses for emergency rooms nationwide.

She specializes in difficult niche searches and quick candidate generation. Her recruiting experience spans pharmaceutical, medical device as well as industrial electronics. Melissa enjoys recruiting in engineering, manufacturing and operations industries but has had equal success with marketing, sales, HR, quality, and packaging searches. She believes that recruiting should not be about pushing paper at clients but performing a search which has translated to great success for her clients.

Interesting Facts:

What is your favorite game or sport to watch or play?

Basketball. I played and now I coach my son’s team.

What’s the last book you read and what did you think?

Reading is my absolute favorite pastime. I have read 4 books in the last 2 days so remembering titles isn’t my strong suit. I’m reading a series called the Myrtle Clover Mysteries which is fabulous. It’s about an 80+ year old, former schoolteacher, who solves murders to prove to her son, the police chief, she’s not ready to go to a nursing home. It’s laugh out loud funny and entertaining.

If you could have any other fantasy career what would it be and why?

An editor because I have Kindle Unlimited and there are many really good self-published books, but they will have typos or spelling or grammatical errors and, for me, that sticks out regardless of how good the story.

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