Melanie Teed-Murch has more than 23 years’ experience in Canadian mass specialty retail. As ONroute’s new Chief Executive Officer, Melanie has been tasked with building a strong Canadian based leadership team focused on customer needs, amenities and services as well as future commercial initiatives to accelerate growth to meet the changing needs of the traveling sector. She is a customer-focused leader who roots decision making in strong foundational company mission, purpose and values.
She is known as being a strong coach and mentor who is relentlessly focused on building power teams that are customer-centric, agile and nimble. Melanie holds an Honors Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Western Ontario as well as a Business Administration Diploma from Wilfrid Laurier University. She was named a Women's Executive Network "WXN" Top 100 Most Powerful Executive Women in 2019 for her Leadership of Toys R Us and Babies R Us Canada through bankruptcy and Canadian owned sale process to Fairfax Financial.
As a leader that prides herself in giving back, Melanie currently serves as a Director on the Board for the Jays Care Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Toronto Blue Jays. She has also served as past Board member and Secretary-Treasurer of Retail Council of Canada as well as St Joseph's Health Foundation. Melanie is married to her husband Paul, and have two children, Zachary and Mikayla, and they reside in Guelph, Ontario.