Manager, Accounting and Finance Executive Search
Melanie works in Find Great People’s Columbia office where she leads Accounting and Finance Executive Search. She specializes in identifying top talent for positions across industries, from Senior Accountants to Chief Financial Officers, to FP&A Managers and more. Prior to specializing in Executive Search, Melanie helped establish and grow the Columbia office by building long lasting relationships with local, regional and national companies to assist in defining their talent management strategies. She has over 15 years of experience in Business Development, Leadership, Talent Acquisition and Training within the recruiting industry. Having worked in several sectors of the business, she has a unique perspective that assists in providing creating solutions for her clients.
Prior to joining FGP, Melanie was a Senior Branch Manager for an international recruiting firm. Under her leadership, the branch expanded into three onsite offices. She also mentored other Branch Managers in the region by developing strategic growth plans for underperforming teams. Melanie is a graduate of Columbia College and a recipient of the Great Person of the Year award from FGP.
If you could have any other fantasy career what would it be and why?
A Chef on the Food Network – I love to cook and think it would be so much fun to have my own show!
What makes you laugh the most?
My children - Parker and Peyton. They are so much fun to be around and truly brighten my day!
What is your greatest piece of life advice?
Attitude is everything. It’s completely true that life is 20% what happens to you and 80% how you respond.