VP OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
As Vice President of Business Development, Melissa loves the opportunity to introduce people to Paragon’s unique culture and model. Melissa’s role is to help companies solve their legal talent challenges, and to work closely with Paragon’s internal team to ensure the best possible fit.
Melissa has a wealth of proven experience driving and accelerating revenue within professional services organizations. Her strong network and ability to connect people has added tremendous value to hundreds of companies, resulting in increased sales and expansion. She has worked with both CPA firms and law firms, and for many years she ran her own consulting practice focused on business development strategy for professional services organizations. Her company experience includes the world’s top accounting firms and AmLaw 200 firms.
Melissa received her M.A. in Marketing Management from Manchester Metropolitan University (England), a Post-Graduate Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing (England), and her B.A. in Classical History and Philosophy from the University of Swansea (Wales). She is also a recent graduate of Cornell University’s Executive Women in Leadership program.
Outside of work, Melissa loves everything the outdoors has to offer. She is a competitive runner and cyclist and routinely travels the world for events. More often than not, her training usually involves running after her 2 young boys… whose energy exceeds her own.