Talent Suite

Premier Partner

About Talent Suite

Talent Suite is a Texas based company that empowers organizations to achieve their potential through people using proven and validated methodology and data analytics.

By bringing objectivity to a subjective process, Talent Suite equips our clients with the ability to align, measure & design optimal human capital performance for selecting & managing talent. We provide turnkey solutions, processes, training & coaching for our clients that add more structure & scientifically validated, sustainable methodology when selecting & managing talent.

Team Leaders

Melanie Shaffer

Melanie Shaffer


Melanie is President/Founder of Talent Suite. She has spent over 16 years in the Talent Management space both in a boutique firm setting & in a national publicly held recruiting firm where she received numerous awards for her national rankings & client feedback. She has always had a passion for partnering with her clients to understand their business challenges, values & culture allowing her to become a trusted advisor in developing meaningful & measurable talent performance strategies.

Kelly Rao

Managing Partner

In addition to her recruiting and talent management experience, Kelly brings over 20 years of extensive marketing, strategy and business development experience. Kelly naturally employs a customer success approach to business and has a keen ability to think like the consumer. She has a built a career in uncovering what motivates and drives people and embodies Talent Suite’s mission of building stronger more productive workplaces.

Kelly is a valued business partner to our clients helping them engage, develop and retain top talent to gain competitive advantage and fuel company growth. Her unique blend of experience allows her to work with Executives through many lenses, adapting to the needs of each client individually.

Katrina VanCleve

Katrina VanCleve

Operations Coordinator

Katrina VanCleve is an experienced operations and administrative professional, bringing years of skill and history from supporting C-level teams. Driven by a passion to serve others, she takes pride in providing her team with the best operations and administrative expertise, and ensuring clients have the most positive experiences.

Her proven success in increasing productivity, innovating processes and implementing systems has helped teams grow and achieve goals year over year. She has supported teams in the medical, marketing, IT, legal, finance and management consulting industries. Katrina’s passion is to help other professionals build remote work careers such as hers, and she has served as a resource to dozens of professionals seeking support in the virtual work industry.

Katrina is a graduate of Vassar College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a minor in Philosophy.