Melissa Oszustowicz

Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Practice at Raines International, Inc.

Melissa Oszustowicz

Melissa Oszustowicz

Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Practice at Raines International, Inc.

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Professional Profile

Melissa Oszustowicz joined ZRG partners as a Managing Director in the firm’s Healthcare Services practice where she will continue to support key clients in the region and partner with projects globally. She will also work in further developing ZRG’s presence in the global agribusiness sector. She began her search career more than a decade ago at a boutique office in Minneapolis executing on a variety of searches. She joined a mid-size global search firm in 2012 where she focused on healthcare and launched the firm’s global agribusiness practice. She focuses on C-Level and other senior level recruitment assignments and has completed searches for private and public companies from Fortune 500 to mid-size firms with a significant portion of her work with private equity backed portfolio companies.

Previous Experience

Prior to search, Ms. Oszustowicz was the Chief Executive Officer for an agricultural risk management company serving private, public, and higher education clients, including the United States Department of Agriculture, in the U.S. mainland and Pacific Rim. She led the work for the development of a genetic repository for tropical fruits in the United States located in Hawaii.

She also co-founded and was legal counsel for Hawaii’s largest cocoa farming company where she negotiated business arrangements, aided in passing a $10 million Special Purpose Revenue Bond for production and manufacturing, developed strategic relationships with other producers and partners, and led many farming initiatives that resulted in more efficient planting and propagation techniques.

Ms. Oszustowicz began her professional career at General Electric in their legal department.

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Melissa Oszustowicz
Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Practice at Raines International, Inc.
Education
Bachelor of Arts

Bowdoin College is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational residential, undergraduate liberal arts institution founded in 1794. It is located in Brunswick, ME.

Master's Degree

Syracuse University, commonly referred to as Syracuse, 'Cuse, or SU, is a private research university located in Syracuse, New York. The institution's roots can be traced to the Genesee Wesleyan Seminary (later becoming Genesee College), founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in Lima, New York, in 1831. Following several years of debate over relocating the college to Syracuse, the university was established in 1870, independent of the college. Since 1920, the university has identified itself as nonsectarian, although it maintains a relationship with The United Methodist Church. The campus is located in the University Hill neighborhood of Syracuse, east and southeast of downtown, on one of the larger hills. Its large campus features an eclectic mix of buildings, ranging from nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival structures to contemporary buildings. SU is organized into 13 schools and colleges, with nationally recognized programs in information studies and library science, architecture, communications, business administration, sport management, public administration, engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences. Syracuse University athletic teams, known as the Orange, participate in 20 intercollegiate sports. SU is a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference for all NCAA Division I athletics, except for women's ice hockey, and the rowing team. SU is also a member of the Eastern College Athletic Conference.

Juris Doctorate

Syracuse University College of Law (SUCOL), founded in 1895, is a Juris Doctor degree-granting law school of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. It is one of only four law schools in Upstate New York (the other three being Albany, Buffalo, and Cornell). Syracuse was accredited by the American Bar Association in 1923 and is a charter member of the Association of American Law Schools.

Career History
Senior Vice President, Agribusiness Practice
2020 - Current

Raines International, Inc. provides management consulting services. It specializes in healthcare, financial services and CPG retail, private equity, industrials, entertainment, media, technology, and board positions. The company was founded by Bruce R. Raines in 1969 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Managing Director
2017 - Prior

ZRG Partners, LLC is a revolutionized talent management provider. They provide senior-level executive search services grounded in their DNA that values data and analytics in conjunction with great search process. Their proprietary Z score process helps clients make informed hiring decisions while avoiding costly hiring mistakes.

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Can Do Canines is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for people with disabilities by creating mutually beneficial partnerships with specially trained dogs. The organization envisions a future in which every person who needs and wants an assistance dog can have one.

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Melissa Oszustowicz is affiliated with Raines International, Inc., ZRG Partners LLC

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