Melinda Holm Peterson, has over 18 years of experience in recruiting for marketing and advertising positions. She attended college at the University of Virginia receiving a BA in Communications. She’s always had an interest in marketing and advertising, working as a local TV camerawoman and DJ during her college years. After graduating in 1986 she moved to New York, working on client-side direct-marketing.

New York provided her with four years of direct response media and project management experience. In 1990, Melinda moved to Chicago and joined Eicoff as a media buyer/planner. After, she join Ad Pros/Ad Temps recruitment firm and found her passion. While at Ad Pros/Ad Temps, she established herself by attaining top billings for four consecutive years. As a result she was promoted Vice President and Sales Manager, overseeing a team of recruiters and support staff. 

Finally, in 1999, Melinda launched Melinda Holm & Associates, but not before taking a 5 month bicycle ride! She hitched a trailer to the back of her bike, and trekked cross-country before returning home. Now, she is a proud mother and wife residing in Forest Park, Il. 

Melinda and her team have leveraged over four decades of personal relationships. As a result, they have yielded connections with leading firms and great talent. Melinda is extremely grateful to the loyal candidates and employers she has partnered as well as her team!

Melinda has been known for her outgoing personality, enthusiasm and sense of humor. She motivates her team to stay hungry, tireless and dedicated to providing exceptional service to employers and candidates. PEOPLE and RELATIONSHIP are her FOCUS.