About us

A US-based, Woman-Owned affiliated company of Summit Federal Services, LLC., (an SBA-certified Woman-Owned and Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) small business), Merito Group is a talent acquisition consulting firm providing excellence in outsourced executive search, staffing and recruiting solutions for corporate and government clients. Our team of experienced Executive Recruiters have thousands of successful placements under their belt because they take the time to get to know you, your company, division, or department’s needs as well as our candidates’ personal interests and goals through a thorough in-person interview process. Blending corporate needs with candidates’ desires make the right match more attainable for all parties. Our network is full of qualified candidates, many of which have TS, TS SCI and full scope poly clearances.


Capabilities Statement:

At Merito Group, we are a leading provider of comprehensive talent solutions, offering a range of services to meet the diverse staffing needs of our clients. With a focus on excellence and a commitment to delivering results, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide top-tier talent across various industries and disciplines.

Our Core Services:

Cleared Recruitment: Specializing in sourcing and placing security-cleared professionals, including Secret, Top Secret, and beyond, for government agencies, defense contractors, and organizations with stringent security requirements.

Executive Search: Leveraging our extensive network and industry expertise, we conduct targeted executive searches to identify and recruit top-level talent for leadership and executive positions within organizations.

Temp-to-Perm Staffing: Offering flexible staffing solutions that allow clients to evaluate candidates on a temporary basis before making a permanent hiring decision, reducing risk and ensuring the right fit for their team.

Contingent Labor Solutions: Providing on-demand access to skilled professionals to support short-term projects, seasonal peaks, or other temporary staffing needs, allowing organizations to maintain agility and scalability in their workforce.

Direct Hire Recruiting: Partnering with clients to identify, attract, and hire full-time employees for permanent positions, streamlining the recruitment process and delivering quality candidates that align with their business objectives.

Sourcing Services: Utilizing advanced sourcing techniques and technologies, we proactively identify and engage passive candidates, expanding our clients’ talent pools and enhancing their ability to attract top talent.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO): Offering fully customized RPO solutions designed to streamline and optimize the recruitment process, from candidate sourcing and screening to onboarding, allowing organizations to focus on their core business while we manage their talent acquisition needs.

Why Choose Merito Group:

  • Comprehensive Expertise: With our diverse range of services and industry knowledge, we provide holistic talent solutions that address the evolving needs of our clients.
  • Proven Track Record: We have a demonstrated history of success in delivering quality talent and exceeding the expectations of our clients, regardless of the complexity or scope of their staffing requirements.
  • Client-Centric Approach: Our team is dedicated to building long-term partnerships with our clients, serving as trusted advisors and strategic allies in their talent acquisition efforts.


NAICS: 5613
561311 – Employment Placement Agencies;  or Professional Scientific and Technical Services 5416
additional NAICS codes: 561320, 561330, 541614, 541720, 541990, 541611, 541612, 541618
NIGP: 96130 (Employment Agency and Search Firm Services – Including Background investigations and Drug Testing for Employment)
SIC: 8748
UNSPSC – 80000000
CAGE (Commercial and Government Entity): 747C0


Our Mission & Values

By creating relationships built on trust, knowledge and integrity, we will exceed the expectations of our client companies; understand the needs of our employee stakeholders and seamlessly integrate the two while adapting to ever changing economic conditions and trends.


By creating relationships built on trust, knowledge and integrity, we will exceed the expectations of our client companies; understand the needs of our employee stakeholders and seamlessly integrate the two while adapting to ever changing economic conditions and trends.

Awards & Recognition

Top 10 Recruiting Firms in D.C. Metro Area by Helios HR
Top 10 Executive Search Firm by The Washington Business Journal

Top Employment Agency in Washington DC
Merito Blog - Small Business Owners Find People Are the Best Investment

Client Testimonials

“The guidance you provided to us around talent acquisition process improvements and your collaborative partnership has been instrumental in our ability to capture revenue and nearly double in size in less than 12 months. I am going to miss our weekly calls.”

–  CEO of $9M government contractor at the end of 9 months of RPO sourcing services for TS/ SCI and higher level clearances.

“We could not have hired all these people without your assistance. We are very grateful for your support and partnership - you made my group look really good.”

–  VP of Talent Acquisition at $22B Government Contractor at the end of 14 month RPO sourcing project with 6 task orders.

“I’ve never seen this many qualified candidates in the queue in my 9 years leading this group here”

– VP of Operations – $9B publicly traded Government Contractor and end of first month of engagement.

“Honestly, we never thought you could actually deliver this number of people considering they were the “purple squirrels”. The fact that you did it and finished a month earlier far exceeded our expectations. We can’t wait to engage you again in the future. You made it so easy for us to deliver on a complex global need – we really appreciated your support.”

–  CHRO of $900M international government contractor with very niche cleared global needs.

“The process improvements you made significantly impacted our team’s ability to hire better people faster. We improved our returning hire rate by over 25% thanks to the automated communications you suggested. Four years later now, we have an amazing electronic record that we never had in the past and are still following the same process to recruit and onboard 2000+ employees for our summer programs.”

–  Director of Human Resources for global youth programs company.

“Best candidates with Big 4 experience, that I have seen in a very long time. I appreciate your hard work on our behalf.”

– Director of Internal Audit of privately held $300M energy company

“We have 10 recruiters working on this project now. How did your team manage to produce more and in less time with a team of 3? Would you care to share your secret recipe with me?”

–  VP of Human Capital at $1B Government Contractor two years after Merito rolled off a 6 month surge engagement

“We have learned more about ourselves, our business and how to build a successful recruiting function than we could have hoped for. Thank you so much!”

–  CEO of $10M government contractor at the end of 9 months of cleared sourcing and consulting services.

"You guys are crushing it with the BD candidates. We are super impressed. Keep those great candidates coming!"

– CEO of 8(a) government contractor seeking BD candidates in niche professional services