Melonie Boone

Partner
Melonie Boone

Melonie Boone has devoted more than 25 years advising chief executives and senior leaders in multinational organizations. She maintains a people-centric focus on providing value-added support to her clients.

Melonie Boone is a partner in the Chicago office. She is a business psychologist and trusted advisor to boards of directors, chief executive officers, C-suite executives, and senior management teams. Her unique mix of knowledge, skills, and experiences in international business management; strategy; human resources; business law; organizational development; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; culture transformation; change management; and operations allows her to assist with building high-impact growth and developing exceptional leadership teams. Specific industries in her client base include technology, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, professional services, retail, restaurants, and family-owned companies. 

Melonie is honored to not only support senior leaders but also partner with boards on member transition initiatives, CEO succession, and coaching new CEOs. Prior to joining RHR, she advised senior leaders on operating and expanding globally. There she gained a working knowledge of business operations, compliance, and human resource practices in close to 20 countries. Melonie has devoted more than 25 years advising chief executives and senior leaders in multinational organizations. She maintains a people-centric focus on providing value-added support to her clients. In addition to advising, she has had a dynamic management career leading the development, planning, staffing, and budgeting of organizations from startups to thriving companies with thousands of staff on a global level. 

Melonie holds a PhD in organizational leadership from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, a master of jurisprudence in business law and corporate governance from Loyola University School of Law, a master’s in business administration from Florida Metropolitan University, and a bachelor’s in business administration in HR management from Loyola University of Chicago School of Business. 

Outside of work, Melonie serves as a mentor to executive women from around the globe, helping them achieve their career goals. She has also served on nonprofit boards and volunteers as a business mentor. She loves to spend time with family and has a passion for fitness, reading graphic novels, and walking along the Chicago lakefront.