With an HR career spanning over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, Melissa has built a reputation of being a trusted & respected HR partner and leader to business owners and executives at all levels. Melissa founded Malcolm HR Consulting to provide quality expert HR solutions to start-ups, nonprofit organizations and small to medium-sized business owners in need of HR support. She recognized that many owners and executives do not have the need or budget for a full-time HR employee, or the time and capacity to action their HR initiatives. Her solution was to create an outsourced HR practice that they can call upon for expert advice and tailored solutions that solves their needs. In her work, Melissa aims to change the narrative around traditional HR and applies a common-sense approach to HR solutions. Her goal is to help her clients succeed in their businesses, utilizing their greatest assets – their people. Melissa is a graduate of Toronto Metropolitan University (FKA: Ryerson University) and Seneca College. She serves as a Director on two Boards, is a member of Black HRPC and HRPA and is a Nominee for the 30th Annual RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur Awards presented by Women of Influence.