Major Executive Search is pleased to announce the placement of Melinda Parise as Senior Director Global Compensation at Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company headquartered in Carlsbad, CA. Major Executive Search Partner Teresa Jacques led the search.

Melinda joins Viasat with an impressive track record at technology companies, Cisco Systems, Dyson, and Accenture. Most recently Melinda was the Head of Total Rewards & HR Analytics at CMA CGM, a privately held supply chain organization headquartered in Marseille, France with 120,000 employees in 160 countries worldwide. Prior to that she was a Compensation Business Partner for the Engineering Business Unit at Cisco Systems. In her career, Melinda is experienced in scaling compensation strategies and programs for large multinational corporations on a global basis.

“Melinda is a creative and talented Total Rewards leader with more than 15 years of global rewards experience at Fortune 500 companies and in both the public and private sectors,” says Teresa Jacques, Major Executive Search Partner. “Melinda will direct the strategy and execution for all global compensation programs at Viasat with a focus on being innovative and a market leader for Viasat’s compensation programs.”

This placement highlights Major Executive Search’s commitment to finding optimal talent and promoting diversity in executive leadership and boardrooms for leading communication, satellite, and technology companies worldwide.

About Viasat

Viasat (NASDAQ: VSAT), is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:

About Major Executive Search

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