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Melonie Boone MBA, MJ

Greater Chicago Area
Information Technology and Services
  1. Kendall College,
  2. Boone Management Group Inc,
  1. Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Loyola University Chicago School of Law

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Executive with more than 16 year of service in a diverse group of industries with a primary goal of delivering value to organizations with my unique background in Human Resources, Business Management and Business Law.

My expertise consists of advanced experience in but not limited to:

• Strategic Human Resource Management
• Organizational Development, Planning and Growth
• Business Organization Optimization, P&L Management & Cost Containment
• Business Research and Analysis
• Consulting and Project Management
• Employment and Labor Law Compliance, Investigation and Training
• Employee Relations, Performance Measurement, Rewards and Development
• Talent Acquisition Process Management
• Employee Retention Management
• Executive Leadership & Employee Training
• Compensation & Benefits Management


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Florida Metropolitan University


Director, Global Human Resources

Ventiv Technology
– Present (2 months)Greater Chicago Area

Adjunct Faculty

Kendall College
(6 months)greater chicago area

For more than 75 years, Kendall College has been offering engaging, specialized fields of study with a strong emphasis on immerse learning that is geared to student's academic, personal, and professional success.Kendall College is a subsidiary of Laureate International Universities, a global network of more than 70 accredited campus-based and online universities offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs to more than 780,000 students around the world.

As a part- time member of the faculty I teach local and international students in courses on Organizational Development, Small Business Management, Business Management, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, Business Law and Contracts.

Chief Strategy Officer

Boone Management Group Inc
(4 years 6 months)greater chicago area

As Chief Strategy Officer I provide strategic solutions in business strategy, people management and talent search and acquisition. Manage all business operations to effectively provide clients with customized solutions including HR department startup, employee relations, employment law compliance, talent acquisition, compensation planning, benefits and payroll management leadership development, specialized recruiting, employee policy and handbook creation and human resources strategy, business modeling, and business planning.

Speaker/Trainer (continued)

Boone Management Group Inc
(5 years 6 months)greater chicago area

Entrepreneurial Consulting Panel
Chicago School of Professional Psychology
I/O Taskforce
October 25, 2013

Is your business strategy disaster ready?
Global Conference on Disaster Management
September 26, 2013

Tips to Build Your Business with Strategic Marketing
Loyola University of Chicago
Webinar: Co-Speaker
August 13, 2013

Global MBA Program Lecture
INSEEC University
Guest Lecturer
May 2013 - Present

Tips to Build Your Business Using Social Media
Loyola University of Chicago
Webinar: Featured Speaker
May 5, 2013

Lunch, Network & Learn
Loyola University of Chicago
Capturing Your Business Breakthrough: Strategies to Gain Momentum in Your Business or Career
Featured Speaker
February 21, 2013

Networking in the Key to Success Luncheon
Tips to Build Your Business with Social Media
Featured Speaker
December 12, 2012

Crain’s Chicago Small Business Week
Leading the Pack: Small Business Accelerator
October 4, 2012

Discover a New You Conference
"Overcoming Life Storms"
Capturing Your Business Breakthrough: Strategies to Gain Momentum in Your Business
Featured Speaker
October 11, 2012 - October 14, 2012

Association of Corporate Council - Chicago Chapter
Diversity Internship Program Seminar - Me Inc: Personal Branding: What's your story?
Featured Speaker
June 29, 2011, July 26, 2012

Power Women Magazine Radio
Capturing your Business Breakthrough
July 26, 2012

Transformative Business Model Experience
Co-Creator & Co-Facilitator
A Big Ooga Event
May 31, 2012

Achieving Organizational Excellence:
Roadmap to Leadership Success
Created and Facilitated All Day Seminar
Nippon Sharyo USA
April 26, 2012

Community Central Radio
Protecting Your Business Series: Up Close & Personal with Melonie Boone - Business Strategy & Deploying Effective Employment Law Compliance and HR Management Initiatives
Recurring Guest
2011 - 2012

Jefferson Park Business Alliance
Protect Your Business: Sound Involuntary Terminations
Featured Speaker
April 12, 2012


Boone Management Group Inc
(5 years 6 months)Greater Chicago Area

MB Financial, North Avenue Branch
Top 5 Ways to Protect Your Business & Win Over Your Employees
Featured Speaker
November 15, 2011

Wicker Park Bucktown Chamber of Commerce
Monthly Member Meeting
HR 101: Wage & Hour Compliance Made Easy
Featured Speaker
September 21, 2011

Community Central Radio
Protecting Your Business Series: Deploying Effective Employment Law Compliance and HR Management Initiatives
Recurring Guest
2011 - 2012

Association of Corporate Council - Chicago Chapter
Summer Internship Program Seminar - Dress for Success
Featured Speaker
June 29, 2011

Small Business Advocacy Council
Protecting Your Business
Top 5 HR Mistakes Made by Small Businesses:
Easy Ways to Protect your Business!
May 11, 2011

Kedzie Elston Business & Industrial Council (KEBIC)
Quarterly Member Meeting
HR 101 for Small Business
Featured Speaker
March 31, 2011

Human Resources IQ
HR Today Podcast Series
Reinventing Training & Learning to Leverage Organizational Success
Listen Here:
October 2009

12th Annual Talent Management Summit
Creating a True Culture of Talent
October 28, 2009

6th Annual Corporate University Summit
Emotional Engagement in Uncertain Economic Times
May 20, 2009

Instructor (Part-time)

(1 year 4 months)greater chicago area

Based in Bordeaux , Paris and Chambéry , INSEEC offers students opportunities to study abroad (international tracks) in London , Chicago and Monaco. The INSEEC Group enrolls some 14,500 students in its 12 member schools. INSEEC is one of France’s leading private institutions of higher education, with an overall budget of euros 126 million.

As a part-time instructor, I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in Doing Business in the US, Startup Development and Business Press Review. My focus is international studies for students studying abroad in the US to advance their knowledge of business in the United States and gain a better understanding of global business to enhance their careers.

Chief Startup Strategist

(2 years 3 months)greater chicago area

Accelerenium is a division of Boone Management Group that specializes in building better businesses. Entrepreneurs work with our startup development solutions for the hands on scientific approach to launching their business. We work with entrepreneurs building scalable and repeatable business models, business plans and much more.

View a few of our past and current startup development and startup strategy clients below

Pro-bono HR Project Manager

Taproot Foundation
(6 months)

As Project Manager, I work an estimated 5 hours per week to ensure that the nonprofit clients are delivered work that is high-quality, on-scope, on time, and strategic. Pro bono Project Managers ensure that the needs of the nonprofit and team are met on a daily basis. Strategically manage the day-to-day activities of a human resource project guiding a team to create deliverables that bring excellent results to the nonprofit client.

Academy of Scholastic Achievement - Chicago, IL
Strategic Staff Development Project Manager

Sr. Director, Human Resources

One Point Patient Care
(1 year 9 months)

Senior Director, Human Resources
Strategic business partner to the executive management team as well as advisor to the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of this growth driven organization. Directing the strategy, design, development and implementation of company-wide human resources policies and programs. Manage and mentor Regional HR Generalist support to include: sourcing, selection and employment; orientation, training and development; employee relations; compensation; compliance and diversity; succession planning; organization development; relocation; health and benefits administration; legal compliance; and employee recognition etc.

Manager, Human Resources

Applus Technologies
(1 year 8 months)

Human Resources Manager
Proactive business partner to senior operating management team and direct counsel to the Chief Executive Officer of this market driven organization. Direct the strategic management and operations of the Human Resources function for three business units providing full Human Resource Management to programs in Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Washington, Wisconsin. Supervise and mentor nine human resource team members. Work collaboratively with International HR Manager from Barcelona Spain to implement global HR initiatives.

Manager, Human Resources

Electronic Knowledge Interchange
(10 months)

Human Resource Manager
Results oriented contributor to organizational goal of streamlined human capital management systems. Worked in partnership with the Chief Administrative Officer, enhanced all human resource operations and functions for over 60 consultants working in multiple state locations.

Employment Specialist

The Art Institute of Chicago
(11 months)

Recruit and fill positions for Art Institute, School of the Art Institute, Museum Shop, and Museum Shop Warehouse at all levels Executive to entry level

Manager, Human Resources

(3 years 2 months)

Human Resources Manager for 140-250 team member store in Seattle, WA and Jacksonville, FL

Human Resource Representative

Marshall Field's
(1 year)Greater Chicago Area

Responsible for payroll processing for over 2000 associates, managed the FMLA procedures, and conducted new employee orientation. Also worked on special projects for the Director of HR

Human Resource Representative

House of Blues
(1 year)greater chicago area

Accomplished Human Resource Administrator working in a generalist capacity. Executed timekeeping and payroll for all team members; reviewed candidate and made recommendations on applications to consider for employment; assigned special projects by Director of Human Resources; trained Human Resource representatives on payroll, timekeeping, and HRIS; monitored FMLA, STD and Workers Compensation processes for legal compliance


Loyola University Chicago School of Law

  • Business Organizations
  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Legal Research and Writing
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Negotiable Instruments
  • Business Law Seminar

Loyola University of Chicago

  • Introductory Accounting I
  • Introductory Accounting II
  • Principles of Economics I (Micro)
  • Principles of Economics II (Macro)
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Business Finance
  • Business Statistics
  • Business Information Systems
  • Law and the Regulatory Environment of Business I
  • Managing People and Organizations
  • Strategic Management
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Public Speaking
  • Business Ethics
  • Principles of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Knowledge and Reality of Religion
  • Introduction to Acting
  • Introduction to French

Florida Metropolitan University

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Management of Human Resources
  • Quantitative Methods
  • Business Research
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Ethics
  • Financial Management
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing Management
  • Business Policy and Strategy


  • Business Strategy
  • Business Diagnosis
  • Targeted Strategic...
  • Business Modeling
  • Strategic Planning for...
  • Leadership Development
  • Change Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Business Process...
  • Succession Planning
  • Project Management
  • Human Resources...
  • Employee Relations
  • Operations Management
  • Policy Design &...
  • Training & Development
  • Strategic Planning
  • HR Consulting
  • Employee Training
  • Business
  • Performance Management
  • Organizational...
  • Recruiting
  • Talent Management
  • Human Resources
  • Talent Acquisition
  • HRIS
  • HR Policies
  • Personnel Management
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Leadership
  • Strategy
  • Sourcing
  • Onboarding
  • Executive Coaching
  • Training
  • Employer Branding
  • Management
  • Employee Benefits
  • Executive Management
  • Workforce Planning
  • Benefits Administration
  • Interviews
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Program Management
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Engagement
  • Organizational...
  • Organizational Design
  • Startup Development
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Small Business Advocacy Council

Membership Committee Memeber
– Present


Professional in Human Resources (PHR)(Link)

Human Resources Certification Institute

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