About Us


Silk Mountain was founded on the belief that strong cultures grow successful businesses.

We are a boutique consulting firm, based in Houston, Texas, that focuses on aligning your company culture , along with your leadership team, to increase employee engagement, reduce  turnover, and keep your customers loyal and satisfied.

If you’d like to learn more about our system, we invite you to contact us and see what we can do for you.

What You Can Count On:

 Transparency: We communicate  in a direct and honest manner.

Authenticity: We are genuine and truthful in our interactions. 

Integrity: We walk our talk.  No false promises.

Commitment: We care about you, your employees, and your company.

Melissa Porterfield, Founder and CEO

 With an unwavering passion for company culture, Melissa has turned her  20 years of progressive HR leadership experience to a new venture.  Her experience in Human Resources gives her a unique advantage when it comes to company culture-she's lived it from the inside out and knows what makes a company tick.  This vantage point is a strong differentiator.

Throughout her career,  she's held roles ranging from Training Manager toVice President of People and Culture.

Melissa has served in an advisory capacity to the C-Suite, with a focus on creating solutions for all aspects of Human Capital Management including: corporate culture development; coaching and consulting; organizational development; change management; mergers and acquisitions, learning and development for both private and publicly held companies.

She has worked with companies from the nascent stages of a start-up, to the intricacies of mature organizations in a variety of industries.

Melissa holds  a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership, along with her SPHR, SHRM-SCP and the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® facilitator certification.