Melonie Boone, PhD

Chicago, Illinois, United States

RHR International

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BBA, 2000; MJ, 2010


Global Business Psychologist | Leadership Strategist | Positive Leadership Advocate | Executive Development | Author

Dr. Melonie Boone has had a dynamic management career leading the development, planning, staffing, and budgeting of organizations from startups to thriving companies with thousands of staff on a global level. She has devoted over 24 years to be a passionate leader with an eye on growth while maintaining a people-centric focus on providing value-added services.

Dr. Boone currently serves as Partner at RHR International, the preeminent leadership consulting firm bringing a behavioral science point of view, working side by side with leaders, helping them acquire the knowledge, wisdom, and skills necessary to achieve business results. Dr. Boone focuses on the specific needs of CEOs, boards of directors, senior management, and key leadership talent of global organizations. She works with top-of-the-house leadership using a combination of skills and experience as a Business Psychologist to deliver highly predictive assessments and deep insights about senior executives. This helps clients identify and best deploy their top talent. In addition to her work with RHR International, she also provides operational support in the areas of strategic business planning and growth as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Havana Chicago Inc.

In her previous role, Dr. Boone held the position of Sr. Director of Global Advisory helping large to mid-sized multinational organizations. There she advised clients on managing global operations and mitigating risks. She was also previously Director of Studio Operations and HR for Iron Galaxy Studios. There she oversaw Operations, Human Resources, and Talent Acquisition teams while advising Senior Leadership. She held the position of Global Director of HR for Ventiv Technology serving as a Project and Change Management Lead supporting a multinational team in seven countries. Before that, she was Founding Principal, Operations & Business Development of Boone Management Group where she led a team of experienced consultants supporting business strategy and HR initiatives for clients throughout the US.

Dr. Boone has also held various positions from entry-level HR roles to Adjunct Faculty at Kendall College, INSEEC University, and Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a Master of Jurisprudence in Business Law and Corporate Governance from Loyola University Law School, an MBA from Florida Metropolitan University, and a BBA in HR Management from Loyola University of Chicago School of Business