Mel Blackwell

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


Experience | Hands-On | Focus - Mel Blackwell is an accomplished Senior Executive who embodies the rare and powerful mix of a skilled P&L operations leader, best practice guru, and pied piper to lead and grow the brand and culture.

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Mel Blackwell is an accomplished Senior Executive with 30 years of general management and P&L success. Mel has built, sustained, and led renaissances of amazing cultures that outperform the competition. He is a high energy, skilled P&L manager, and operations expert. Mel is a best practice machine due to his years of diverse experience leading winning teams. Mel is renown as a pied piper that can help develop and then proliferate the vision and brand into a healthy, high performing enterprise. He has experience across numerous diverse industries and company sizes. His areas of expertise include complex business optimizations, sales and marketing, operations, general management of all critical business functions from operations, sales, marketing, production, logistics, finance, legal, and IT, agency level branding and ideation, technical start-ups, merger and acquisition (pre and post-merger), and assembling and leading high powered c-suites.

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

Organizational Leadership


Executive Coaching

Business Process Improvement

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