Founder & CEO
Key Areas of Expertise:
Strategy development, executive coaching, strategic facilitation and communication, framing the issues and asking the tough strategic questions. Working closely with CEOs of startups...to investor backed...to family...to corporate.
Most Proud of:
My personal vision of success has always included working with fun, interesting, responsible people (team and clients), financial independence, and the space to pursue other non- business related personal goals. What I am most proud of is that my resolve to be authentic, persistent, and committed to doing business with the utmost integrity has led to my achieving this vision. My team is a pleasure to work with, our clients are as good as they come and I'm able to support my children's education and my "off the job" passions.
"Off the Job" Passions:
Adventure travel, soulful music, long hiking treks, contemporary art and design, belly-laughing, running, weightlifting, snow skiing and hanging with my two kids, who keep me grounded and on my game.
More About Melissa
Melissa Raffoni has worked with CEOs of growth-oriented companies in the Boston area for more than 20 years, helping them make the right decisions about the direction of their businesses. Her client roster includes some of the most successful, well-known companies in the area. Melissa is recognized for her ability to isolate complex issues facing CEOs and working with clients to address them with clear, tangible and measurable results.
Prior to founding The Raffoni Group, Melissa was a Managing Principal Consultant at Oracle, where she helped build the Organizational Change Management practice and coach senior executives on how to communicate and execute change. Melissa also played a vital role in building Inc. Magazine's Eagles CEO Program as the Managing Director.
She has served on the Communication Faculty at the MIT Sloan School, the Kennedy School of Harvard, and Simmons College. Melissa has published various articles & maintains a regular blog post with the Harvard Business Review. She holds an MS from the MIT Sloan School with a concentration in Communications and Strategy and a BA from Colby College.