Full Name
Melissa Mounce
Job Title
Managing Director
Speaker Bio
Melissa Mounce joined GTCR in 2019 as a Managing Director, Leadership Talent & Diversity. She advises GTCR portfolio companies on human resources initiatives and leads DEI initiatives across the portfolio companies, at the Board level, and within the firm. Melissa is a member of GTCR’s ESG-DEI Steering Committee and co-leads GTCR’s DEI Council and the newly established GTCR Women’s Leadership Group. She also leads the CHRO Roundtable for all portfolio company HR leaders.

Prior to joining GTCR, Melissa was the Principal of Human Capital at Baird Capital. She also has held business strategy and consulting roles at Motorola, E&Y, and strategic human capital and talent management roles at PNC Bank, Aon, and Abbott.

Melissa earned a BA in international business from Illinois State University and an MBA from Northern Illinois University. She is a member and serves on the board of The International Women’s Forum (Chicago Chapter). She was named a 2022 Crain’s Chicago Business Notable Executive in HR and DEI and recognized as a 2021 Mergers & Acquisitions Top 25 Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A and a PE Leader in DEI.

Key boards: The International Women's Forum (Chicago Chapter)
Melissa Mounce