October 25, 2010 – Executive search firm Taylor Winfield has named Melinda Sumurdy as managing director, specializing in retail, consumer products, oil & gas, and industrial searches. Ms. Sumurdy has over 20 years executive search experience ranging from new, venture-funded start-ups to large multi-national companies. She joins Taylor Winfield from Waveland Executive Search’s Dallas office where she was a partner focusing on retail and industrial clients. Prior to joining Waveland, Ms. Sumurdy served as managing partner/senior vice president at Hylê Human Capital Partners and subsequently executive vice president at DHR International following their acquisition of Hylê Human Capital. Established in 1987, Taylor Winfield focuses on providing executive search services for the internet & media, clean tech, software communications & hardware, professional & IT services, retail & consumer, education and non-profit sectors.