Melanie Strauss Recruiting Partner Executive Search
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Melanie’s unique global experience – combined with her experience as the Founder of an online business – allows her to quickly understand and consider her clients’ unique culture, communication style, and pace, regardless of industry or location. This ability to balance technical expertise with soft skills drives her success.

With more than 20 years of experience working with upper management within international corporations, spanning CPG, industrial manufacturing, automotive, medical, and technology, Melanie brings deep business acumen to each search she conducts. Born and raised in Germany, she speaks fluent German and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. In 2006, while working for Newell Rubbermaid, Melanie moved to the U.S. to broaden her experience outside of Europe.

After gaining several years of experience working closely with global leaders across the Sales, Marketing, and Operations teams at Newell, Melanie founded her own eCommerce business which she ran for several years. Looking to get back into a corporate environment, she then accepted an offer to join one of the world’s top 10 leading consulting and recruiting firms headquartered in Germany. She quickly rose through the ranks, and most recently, as an executive recruiter, she was charged with placing top talent in the U.S. for these internationally based corporations.

The newest member of the TurningPoint team, Melanie’s uniquely blended experience in fast-paced, entrepreneurial business, mid-market companies, and large corporate organizations, has equipped her with the skills to partner with a wide range of clients. In her role as Partner, Executive Search at TurningPoint, she enjoys supporting clients by introducing them to seasoned talent, ultimately making successful, long-term placements across the U.S.

Melanie is a member of the German American Chamber of Commerce and lives in North Carolina with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys working out and playing tennis. On the weekends she loves watching her three kids play soccer. She likes to travel with her family and discover new places in foreign countries.