Melanie Fairchild

Principal | Chief Operations Officer

Drawn to the thorny problems that no one else has time or inclination to handle, as Chief Operations Officer, Melanie clears out the underbrush that gets in the way of people doing their work. With a view towards the big picture, she enjoys connecting seemingly isolated problems to their larger context and bringing the team together to implement the most effective solution. An advocate for finding the balance between individual and business needs, Melanie strives to create a culture where all voices are heard. When not in the office, you might find Melanie blasting some 80s hair bands as she jets between her teenagers’ many events or quietly taking in the sunset from her family’s front porch.

Professional Highlights

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, WE Lead, 2011

Panelist, “Going Back to the Office? What You Need to Know, Tips, and Best Practices,” AIA Cincinnati & AIA Columbus


News & Insights

“We live in the ‘sticks’ so a nice evening on the porch swing, just relaxing with the family gets me re-energized.” – Melanie Fairchild