About Silk Mountain


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.

We have a number of success stories that we'd like to share to emphasize the effectiveness of our methodology.

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  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 to Vice President of People and Culture.

Melissa has served in an advisory capacity to the C-Suite, with a focus on creating solutions for: corporate culture development; executive coaching and consulting; organizational development; change management; mergers and acquisitions,succession planning and 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. 

Melissa is also certified in Human Synergistics, a specialized program that provides a deep dive into you current and ideal culture through a comprehensive assessment. Companies benefit greatly going through this process! 


take your culture to the next level

Human Synergistics is based on 35 years of research and allows your company to get highly accurate results  from an assessment that provides quantifiable data on company culture  and qualitative data on company climate.  The two together provide guidance on how to get from your current  culture to your ideal culture.

We are proud of this certification and know you'll be impressed by the depth and breadth of this exclusive program.

Let us share these additional capabilities and show how Human Synergistics will move your culture forward exponentially.