Melanie R. Vargas, SPHR, SHRM-SCP

President

“Melanie has been an absolutely invaluable member of the team for the last two years. When she first started we were in desperate need of an HR overhaul which she quickly did and so much more — from helping with defining our company values/vision/mission to leading all hiring efforts & onboarding — and most recently taking on a much larger integration scope as we merged with a global company. She is always accessible, always positive, and always willing to help the rest of the team!”

Andrew Nevils
PointReach/Essence

“You’ve stepped up and been there for us in a massive time of need, have been amazing to work with, and embody what we’re looking for from somebody joining us on this adventure….you’ve set the bar ridiculously high for the type of culture fit and personality fit we’d want for somebody joining us as our VP of HR.”

Salil Jain, CEO
Stripes39

More About Melanie

Melanie Vargas has over 20 years of human resources experience in the areas of organizational development, facilitation and team building, M&A, strategic planning, recruitment, compensation, benefits, and the implementation of HR practices. She is passionate about creating pathways for people to be their best and building organizational cultures with intention.

Melanie’s most recent in-house role was Chief People Officer at Wagly, Inc. For the last ten years, Melanie’s consulting practice has focused on early to mid-stage, global and domestic companies. For the first ten years of her career, Melanie held senior management in-house roles in human resources for Sprint Nextel, CapitalStream, Inc. and LifeSpex, Inc.

Throughout her human resources career, Melanie has worked in many industries including, technology, biotechnology, wireless and gaming. Melanie is a member of the Society of Human Resources and has achieved certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and a SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP). Melanie is a certified SwiftLeadership™ and DISC facilitator.