Melissa Gordon comes to RPHC with more than 15 years’ experience in leadership positions for large international firms, including experience in both information technology and accounting. She also has direct experience in the disaster recovery industry, having served as a Senior Project Manager for Atkins overseeing all aspects of joint venture operations for an initial $163 million federal contract with task order awards ultimately exceeding $300 million. As part of that project, she managed a team of more than 600 staff supporting 6,000 contracted inspectors who completed more than one million disaster housing inspections in less than 100 days – including a record-breaking 24,000 inspections completed in a single day. She also led the joint venture through a successful ISO 9001:2008 recertification audit.
She holds an MBA with a concentration in Accounting and an MS in Information Systems/Information Assurance. She is a certified Project Management Professional specializing in planning and execution of strategic initiatives, resource planning and development, data analysis, business process analysis, and organizational change. She has developed business plans for Enterprise Technology initiatives for multinational engineering firms, provided recommendations for enterprise-level systems and integration strategies, and overseen the programming and development of IT systems and databases for multi-million-dollar contracts.