Melissa Panagides-Busch

Melissa Panagides-busch



BDO McLean Office



Executive Summary

Melissa Panagides-Busch is a director in BDO’s Management and Technology Advisory practice. Melissa has 20 years of experience in managing and advising post-merger integration, project management, and change management engagements. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) who has directed large-scale, complex and challenging projects in a variety of organizational settings. She has experience managing post-merger integrations and large re-organizations and has established Project Management Offices (PMO) to oversee execution, manage cross-functional teams, and prepare organizations for change. Melissa brings a practical and professional focus to her work. She develops high functioning teams and works closely with project work stream leads to determine how to define and drive success.

Melissa has extensive experience in understanding how organizations can create high quality structures and processes that allow teams to innovate and create. She focusses on business process improvement, functional alignment and the behavioral change necessary for successful transformation. She also serves on several non-profit boards and is an experienced trainer and facilitator and teaches project management principles at the graduate level.

Professional Affiliations

DiSC Certification, The TEAM Approach
Mergers and Acquisition Leadership Council
Project Management Institute (PMI)


M.P.H, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, The George Washington University
B.A., Sociology, Oberlin College

Community Involvement

Student Research Foundation
The Phillips Programs for Children and Families