Melanie (Mel) Donus

Vice President Diversity Acquisition & Career Assessment Consultant

Melanie (Mel) Donus is a Vice President at Right Executive Search where she directs the Diversity Talent Acquisition division and spearheads the career aptitude testing service for college students, recent graduates, or any candidate looking to launch or redirect their career. Her function within the Diversity Talent Acquisition line focuses on career empowerment for female “Returners” and neurodiverse (Autism) candidates, in addition to supporting clients on promoting autism awareness within their corporate culture. Melanie fosters the importance of knowing yourself and assists job seekers to gain clarity about their career compatibility by analyzing their Birkman® test report findings and coaching them on “best fit” industry and job title matches.

In addition to her 10-year RES tenure, she brings a unique combination of expertise including a career relaunch after an extended leave of absence and the real-life experience of parenting three boys with Autism. Prior to joining RES, Melanie was a Vice President at Deutsche Bank for over 11 years in various Structured Product client facing roles. Additional experience includes Chief Operations Officer at Precision Capital Advisors, Private Equity Administrator at Banker’s Trust, and Trading Assistant at a boutique investment advisory firm in Beverly Hills, CA.

Melanie received her Bachelor of Science degree from West Virginia State University and holds a Six Sigma Black Belt certification in Project Management. In addition to expertise in Birkman® career assessment reporting, Melanie is a Certified Professional Resume Writer, and an active member in the Professional Association of Résumé Writers and Career Coaches.