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Onward Search Names Melissa Walsh as Sales & Growth Marketing Practice Leader


Onward Search expands Sales and Growth Marketing services, promoting Walsh to Practice Leader

NORWALK, CT | June 5, 2024

Image of Melissa Walsh, Sales & Growth Marketing Practice LeaderOnward Search, a specialized staffing and talent solutions provider, announced the promotion of Melissa Walsh to VP & Practice Leader, Sales and Growth Marketing. In this role, Walsh will lead a dedicated practice area to help Onward’s clients build the teams responsible for developing and executing successful revenue and growth marketing initiatives. The practice area will include the placement of fractional executives, sales leaders, and performance marketers, among others, while providing companies with new talent solutions, such as recruitment process outsourcing (RPO), sales training, and sales enablement.

With over a decade of industry experience, Walsh brings a proven history of helping industry-leading clients scale high-performing teams and achieve strategic growth objectives. Previously, she held leadership positions at Aquent and Randstad USA, where her focus on honesty, integrity, and quality drove substantial success for client partners. She also serves as Marketing Outreach Project Manager for the Association for Talent Development.

“We’re proud to launch a dedicated practice area to help our clients meet and exceed their revenue and growth targets,” shared Walsh. “At Onward Search, we’ve found that exceptional performance starts with exceptional talent. In today’s shifting market, sales and growth marketing teams everywhere need the agility to navigate change, and our practice is poised to equip them for success.”

“Melissa is a committed, customer-focused leader with an amazing track record of helping her clients achieve and outperform their strategic goals,” stated Ken Clark, CEO of Onward Search. “We’re excited for her to lead our growing practice area, partner with our clients, and provide top companies with the talent necessary to win.”

Earlier this year, Onward Search launched its Digital Accessibility and Experience Design practice, offering specialized solutions ranging from staff augmentation to consulting, auditing, and remediation. The company showcased these offerings as Silver Sponsors of the UXPA Boston Conference in May. Practice Leader Kate O’Connor was also the featured speaker at IAAP’s GAAD Week virtual networking event.

About Onward Search:

Onward Search is a leading staffing agency that helps the nation’s top companies connect with the best creative, marketing and technology talent. The company offers a comprehensive suite of talent solutions that include contract staffing, direct hire, team staffing, strategic consulting and fractional executive services.

Founded in 2007, Onward Search is headquartered in Norwalk, CT. The company has won numerous awards for its service to clients and talent, including the ‘ClearlyRated Best of Staffing(R) Award’ for four consecutive years. To learn more, visit

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