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Melissa Thompson

Global Head of Talent Acquisition, Ford Motor Company

In November 2021, Melissa joined Ford as the first Global Head of Talent Acquisition. Melissa’s focus is to transform Talent Acquisition to effectively meets the business hiring needs. Key objectives in this first year will be defining a global recruiting process model, developing metrics, and reporting to drive operational excellence and delivering a global talent attraction strategy.  

Melissa has held recruiting leadership roles at Nielsen, McGraw-Hill, Dell, Citrix, and Lenovo. She is a results-oriented, strategic Talent Acquisition leader with more than 25 years’ experience in Global Human Resources and Talent Acquisition. Her experience includes designing Employee Value Proposition, driving a “Passport to Recruit” training suite for managers, delivering ATS optimization and introducing the foundational CRISP recruiting process model. 

Melissa is based in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex where she spends time with family and reconnects with friends from both college and high school.  Melissa is a farm-to-table restaurant afficionado and enjoys beach vacations.   

    Talent and Recruitment