Mel Blackwell

Hands-on sage advice and guidance maximizing the leverage and success of top executives


Mel’s Niche: Hands-on sage advice and guidance maximizing the leverage and success of the top executive and the executive team

Experience | Hands-On | Focus

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Mel Blackwell is an accomplished Senior Executive and C-Suite Advisor with more than 30 years of success across the marketing and advertising, information services, law firm, insurance, healthcare, outdoor sports, LED electronics, manufacturing and distribution, telecom, wireless, environmental testing, and software industries. Leveraging extensive experience in aggressive growth initiatives, he is a valuable advisor for an organization going through a growth phase, Merger/Acquisition (both sell-side advisor and buy-side advisor), start-up, turnaround, or real succession planning. His broad areas of expertise include c-suite executive assistance, leadership, business initiatives, and revenue growth.

Throughout his executive career, Mel has held leadership positions with The Blackwell Group Consulting, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Health Partners America, ET Global Exhibit Group, McLeod Software, Test America Analytical Testing, Arch Wireless, and Green Tree Acceptance.

2012 - Present

Principal - Mel Blackwell Executive Advisor

Mel Blackwell - Executive Advisor

  • Dedicated and limited engagements allow us to be accountable and deliver advanced traction for the senior executive. Our Proven Process, expertise and focus produce enviable results for our clients.
  • Mel is highly sought after by top executives and their leadership teams for his experience
  • Hundreds of executives follow his blog at
  • Executive relationships with Test America, McLeod Software, Health Partners America, and EBSCO Industries began as consulting and coaching engagements
  • Merger/Acquisition: Both Sell-Side Advisor and Buy-Side Advisor.

2016 - 2018

Vice President - EBSCO Industries, Inc.

EBSCO Industries, Inc.

  • Rebuilt and restructured six different business units
  • Recast each of the six company's senior leadership teams, infusing EOS top down
  • Delivered significant revenue and profit growth
  • Served as interim President in two separate business units
  • Sell-Side M&A Advisor for Grand View Media and EBSCO Research

2013 - 2015

CEO - Health Partners America

Health Partners America

  • Served as CEO for the startup company experiencing huge losses, led a turnaround initiative that generated more than $120,000 monthly recurring in six months
  • Changed the company’s product and customer base
  • Positioned company for the board in successful exit startegy
  • Sell-Side Advisor and Operational Problem Solver to restructure, rebrand, and rebuild enterprise

2007 - 2012

COO / Executive Vice President - ET Global Exhibit Group

ET Global Exhibit Group

  • Led the US subsidiary of a global conglomerate for German company pioneering the use of modular architecture in large venue trade shows, showrooms, and corporate events. Global 3D Agency and Exhibit House for trade shows, events and showrooms.
  • Growth Catalyst: Led North American Sales, Design, Opersations/Logistics, P&L, Support andMarketing efforts growing from $12 Million to $18 Million (50% revenue growth) between 2007 and 2012.Targeted and signed new contracts - McKesson, Astra Zeneca, Amada, NVIDIA, HICO, Kimberly Clark, MAG, Barco

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects


Performance Management

Executive Coaching

Organizational Leadership

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project