Melissa Rush

Melissa is a Senior Executive Search Consultant who has been part of the Fiber, Textile and Apparel industry since 1984. With decades of leadership experience in sales, marketing, production, and planning, she brings extensive real-world experience and connections to her executive searches.

Having experienced the pain of being understaffed in previous leadership roles, Melissa works for her clients with a sense of urgency and purpose. Her experience allows her to read between the lines of job descriptions to translate what clients really need into a quality search. Melissa loves nothing more than making a good match, and knowing the client and candidate will be successful together.

Melissa earned a B.S. in Textile Technology from the University of Massachusetts and an M.S. in Textile Technology from the Institute of Textile Technology in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has held management and marketing positions with companies such as Johns Manville, Hunter Douglas Window Fashions, Unifi, Inc., and Milliken & Company.

Melissa and her husband live in Charleston, South Carolina. She is an avid runner, endurance athlete and a volunteer with the Chispa Project and Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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