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Melissa Crompton

Consumer Packaged Goods Sector Lead


MBA, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business
BS in Business, University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management

Melissa Crompton is the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) Sector Lead for RTI Innovation Advisors. With nearly two decades of experience working for and with some of the most iconic consumer brands, Ms. Crompton leverages her expertise and industry knowledge to help clients achieve their innovation goals.

Currently, she supports a confidential client that is seeking an alternative to polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE), a commonly used forever chemical that is known for its unique non-stick properties. She also works extensively with additional clients to find white space opportunities, build their innovation pipelines, explore alternatives to chemicals of concern, and build their brand positioning around sustainability goals.

Before joining RTI in 2022, Ms. Crompton served as the Strategic Growth Initiatives Vice President for a food and beverage company and a Senior Consultant for a market research company. She possesses a wealth of innovation, marketing, and brand experience – working for some of the world’s largest brands, including Proctor & Gamble, McCormick, The Hershey Company, Bimbo Bakeries, and Marriott.

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