A Tribute to our Founder Dave Melville

A Tribute to our Founder Dave Melville

Dave Melville

WinterWyman was founded in 1972 by Dave Melville who named his startup after the two streets that intersected in front of his office. A pioneer in the recruitment industry, Dave continued to serve as Chairman until his passing on February 19, 2018. A man of incredible generosity, Dave’s legacy will live on in everything we do and how we approach our business. The values he instilled in us of integrity, trust and always doing the right thing are the pillars on which WW was formed and will always serve as our foundational principles.

Dave’s determination and his insistence on always putting people – our clients, candidates, employees and the community – first were the keys to his success. With an entrepreneurial spirit, Dave never shied away from an opportunity to expand our business and he was proud of the seven companies built under the WinterWyman umbrella. He taught us never to let a bad economy be an excuse for declining sales but rather the time to develop a mindset and methods of operation that will enable us to be successful no matter the market conditions.

From his seat as Chairman for more than 45 years, we knew Dave was always watching, cheering us on, setting the course and righting the ship when necessary. His wisdom, caring, kindness and his love of this business will forever be missed, but his presence will continue to guide us in all that we do and we pledge to continue making him proud.