Dr. Melissa Patton

Dr. Melissa Patton, EdD

Seasoned Project, Program, and Product Operations Professional

About Me

Seasoned product and program manager with over 15 years of experience leading and collaborating cross functional teams, building, and launching products, growing a strong agile/lean product team, and exponentially scaling an organization through product-led growth (PLG).  Consistently and relentlessly driven timely releases of products and key features for stakeholders through intentional management and inexorable execution.  Currently leading a team of over 75 people.

Additionally, an experienced doctoral-level higher education executive with project, program, and portfolio management knowledge.  A proactive go-getter who wears multiple hats and has a proven track record of meeting stakeholder deadlines on time and on budget, and within scope without compromising on quality.

Innovative entrepreneur who has led a lean start up company who thrives in implementing technology solutions and executing innovative products in a data and customer driven environment.

Career Highlights

I look forward to connecting with you. Please contact me here, drmelissapatton@gmail.com.

Competencies Include

Organizational Systems
B2B & B2C
Terminal degree in higher education and organizational change
LMS, HRIS, and CRM platform competency (Canvas, Blackboard, Engage, Taleo, People Soft, Salesforce, TalentLMS, Schoology, WordPress, Workday, etc.)
Monday.com & Jira project management expertise
Strategic Planning
In Person/Remote Presenter (e.g., webinars, panels, podcasts)
Product Management
Microsoft Office, Excel, PPT
Agile Methodologies


Roadmap Management
Executive Coaching
Analytical Skills
Digital and Traditional Marketing
Published author (e.g., eBooks, articles)
Consultant for large and small organizations


Certifications & Trainings