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.

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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

Mobile (312) 804-4412

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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

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