MEET THE LEADERSHIP TEAM
At Garrett Search Partners we know the importance of a strong team. We pride ourselves on being highly collaborative, fully transparent and dedicated to delivering best in class candidate slates. Executive Coaches and a talented Advisory Board of industry leaders round out our team. We are ready to find, assess, and help you retain your leadership talent.
CHELSEA GARRETT, CEO & Managing Director
Prior to founding Garrett Search Partners in 2003, Chelsea worked for two top 10 international executive search firms. Throughout her 23 year career, she continues to focus on the execution of Board, C-level, Vice President, and Director searches in the Automotive, Aerospace, Chemicals, Consumer Products, Energy, Industrial Manufacturers, and Technology sectors for a broad range of small, mid-market, and Fortune 100 organizations including public, private and PE backed multinational firms.
Since 1997, Chelsea has successfully recruited over 625+ executive level searches across all functional areas and built an exceptional reputation for sourcing top performing executive teams, assessing executive talent and consistently delivering “best in class" candidate slates. Industry recognition includes numerous sales awards for building strategic accounts and revenue growth.
Education B.A. from Iowa State University
Office (214) 975-3876
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JULIE MELVIN Managing Director, Midwest
With over 30 years of executive search experience, Julie specializes in the recruitment of healthcare executives for advisory, providers, associations, and healthcare technology companies. Julie previously led J Melvin & Associates for nine years, providing retained executive search services for the Big 4, second-tier consulting firms and mid-sized manufacturing companies before joining TalentRISE as a Partner and Executive Search Practice Leader. She then returned to JMA where she provided internal contract executive search consulting, helping clients to develop in house processes and execute executive-level search projects.
Prior experience in Consumer and Industrial Products includes her work as Director of Experienced Hire Recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers Merger & Acquisition practice and technology executive search firm, Wood/Sprau/Tannura.
Education B.A. from Old Dominion University
Mobile (630) 915-3225
CHELSEA JOHNSON, Sr. Consultant
Chelsea has five years of senior level recruiting and talent acquisition experience, including in-house corporate experience and tenure with two leading boutique, retained executive search firms. She has recruited for senior leadership positions across a variety of industries and functions across North America, most of which have been in executive leadership roles, Operations, Sales and Marketing.
Prior to joining Garrett Search Partners, Chelsea has held other roles in People Operations and Human Resources, mostly focused around talent management, and spent 18 months as Chief of Staff to the CEO of a rapidly growing tech startup, Red Ventures, in the Charlotte area.
Education B.S. and MBA from Mount St. Mary’s
Mobile (484) 459-6551
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