Melanie Shaffer is President/Founder of Talent Suite, a firm founded with a mission of building stronger, more productive workplaces and people. Talent Suite specializes in building high performing teams through workforce analytics, leadership development training, coaching and retained search. Melanie is also an owner in another firm, The CFO Suite, and was part of an ownership team that led that company through significant growth, evidenced by a two-time placement in the Dallas 100 fastest growing companies. She applies the strategies she learned during that time to the work she does with her clients at Talent Suite. Melanie has spent over 16 years in the Talent Management space both in a boutique firm setting and in a national publicly held recruiting firm where she received numerous awards for her national rankings and client feedback. She has always had a passion for partnering with her clients to understand their business challenges, values and culture allowing her to become a trusted advisor in developing meaningful and measurable talent performance strategies.
Melanie is a Predictive Index Certified Partner and is also a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. She utilizes Predictive Index to support her clients in their selection, development and retention initiatives. Melanie combines her Predictive Index knowledge with her Gallup certification in Clifton StrengthsFinder to consult with her clients around building high performance teams.
Melanie began her career in public accounting, spending time with both Arthur Anderson and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Melanie is currently on the Board of DFW Corporate Culture Consortium, a sustaining member of the Junior League of Dallas and serves in auxiliary groups for both Children’s Medical Center and Community Partners of Dallas. Melanie graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a BBA in accounting and holds a CPA license that is currently inactive.
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