Melissa brings over 20 years of experience in strategic human resources and business partnership at a global level and possesses extensive knowledge of the marketing industry and the agency business model. She previously held positions at Hill Holliday, ISM, Carat and iProspect.
Most recently, she served as Vice President, Human Resources at Anaqua, a global intellectual property software company. At Anaqua, she built and led the HR capability, provided extensive leadership and career development and managed an evolving organization through a period of growth and transformation.
She joined the executive leadership team as its first Chief People Officer to focus on the agency’s global talent development initiatives. In this role, Melissa will lead an established global HR team, where her primary objective is ‘strategic people operations’ – helping the agency continue to grow, retain and nurture its talent. The newly created role reflects the agency’s continued commitment to its staff, which is critical to building on its success as a leading global brand experience agency.
Rose graduated magna cum laude from the University of Vermont with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and holds professional affiliations with The Society for Human Resources Management, Babson’s Center for Executive Education, and the Human Capital Institute. Rose lives west of Boston with her husband, Eric, and their children.