Melanie is the Northeast Advisor at Aspen. A truly unique consultancy firm, Aspen is the first organization to focus purely on talent strategies and management of its assets, enabling clients and partners to focus on execution and management. Aspen opened in June 2006.
Aspen provides evaluation of a corporation’s assets used in to acquire and manage talent and aligns those assets with the goals & objectives that an organization has long term. These assets include outsourced partners, technology, training, processes, workflows, and deployment of internal resources. Once the baseline is assessed, goals for cost, speed, quality, diversity, and brand are determined. Aspen realigns the portfolio of assets to meet those goals and objectives. Aspen monitors the portfolio mix over time, and manages each asset for quality and business need, and makes replacements or upgrades as necessary.
Melanie has more than 10 years of progressive corporate Human Resources experience in a variety of industries. She has served as senior Human Resources business partner in the high technology, performance driven marketing and healthcare fields. Melanie has led the Human Resources function of these companies through start-up, survival, turnaround and growth modes.
Among her significant previous positions, Melanie served as Vice President of Human Resources at Education Dynamics LLC, a New Jersey-based Internet marketing and media services firm for the Higher Education Industry. Key clients included University of Phoenix and Kaplan University. She was also Director of Human Resources at SWN Communications Inc., a New York-based Software as a Service (SaaS) firm providing emergency notification and incident management services.
Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Marywood University. She also holds a Master of Arts degree from Columbia University, Teachers College. Melanie is a current member of the Society for Human Resources Management, World at Work, American Psychological Association, and the National Association of Professional Organizers. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Social & Behavioral Sciences department at Keystone College in LaPlume, Pennsylvania.