Meet Our Team

MANAGING PRINCIPAL & CEO

Carolyn Thompson

Carolyn Thompson is a US-based entrepreneurial business leader and founder of The Merito Group. With over twenty years of experience in talent acquisition and executive coaching, she is an industry thought leader and a published subject matter expert.
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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Todd Prouty, MBA

Todd is an accomplished accounting and finance executive with a track record of success in strategic corporate finance. He serves as Merito Group’s CFO overseeing FP&A, accounting, payroll operations, contracts, vendor management, and billing.
DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jason Tarazi

Jason leads Merito Group's business development initiatives with a focus on client relationships. He has extensive experience supporting C-Level Executives in middle market and Fortune 100 companies focused on advancement in a vast range of disciplines.
DIRECTOR OF RPO AND SOURCING SERVICES

Jake Hanson

Jake leads Merito Group’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing team with a customer-focused and results driven approach. He specializes in high-volume projects supporting Government Contractors as well as temporary and direct-hire searches across industries.
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DIRECTOR OF EXECUTIVE SEARCH

Susie Cheek

Susie is an executive recruiter specializing in hard-to-find candidates in finance, accounting, information technology, and business administration. A former financial analyst and IT consultant herself, she is well positioned to thoroughly understand our clients’ complex needs.
EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATE

Anna Politi, MBA

Anna is a Sr. Executive Associate at Merito Group and has a track record of success placing candidates for roles at various levels. As a key account recruiter on multiple national programs, she is well versed in meeting client and candidate needs on a contract, temp-to-hire, direct hire, and retained search basis.
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OFFICE MANAGER

Anh Luong

Anh is Merito Group’s Office Manager and on-boarding coordinator, serving as the primary point of contact for employment verification, background checks, and timesheet approvals for field personnel.
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FIRM ADMINISTRATOR

Fujiko Tamashiro-Loma

Fuji serves as a Human Resources coordinator assisting contract employees with onboarding and timesheet approval. She also supports special projects as needed on a client deliverable basis.
RECRUITING OPERATIONS MANAGER

Wendy Viana

Wendy oversees Merito Group’s internal operations, marketing, and serves as the company’s primary point of contact for external vendors and outreach. With a customer-focused approach, she supports various clients directly with hard to find and immediate needs.
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RECRUITING COORDINATOR

Miranda Zelnick

Miranda serves as Merito Group’s recruiting coordinator managing client-deliverable projects and providing recruiting support. She also serves as Social Media manager responsible for our firm’s marketing platforms.
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SR. TECHNICAL RECRUITER

Andy Lopez

Andy is part of Merito Group’s technical recruiting remote team and specializes in highly technical, cleared roles requiring security clearances ranging from SSBI to TS/SCI FSP. Based in the DC-area, Andy supports large RPO high-volume sourcing programs.
SR. TECHNICAL RECRUITER

Tyler Puryear

Tyler has over 15 years of recruiting, staffing and talent acquisition experience. He has supported a variety of industries ranging from IT, cybersecurity, finance, manufacturing, and engineering. Tyler also has extensive experience recruiting for Secret, Top Secret, TS/SCI CI and TS/SCI FSP candidates.
SR. TECHNICAL RECRUITER

Ashley Booker

Ashley is part of Merito Group’s technical recruiting remote team with over 5 years of specialized experience in sourcing for positions requiring clearances from Public Trust to TS/SCI FSP. She has supported various government agencies on their Cybersecurity, IT, Salesforce, and Accounting needs.
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SR. TECHNICAL RECRUITER

Anacristina Maia

Anacristina brings over 15 years of experience to the team, including over 7 years of those years being IT recruitment. Prior to joining the firm, Anacristina worked as both an IT Federal Recruiter and Corporate Recruiter and as a Recruiting Manager for an executive search firm where she and a team of professional recruiters conducted executive level searches across a variety of industries and functions.
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SR. TECHNICAL RECRUITER

Neal Gregory

Neal is a virtual recruitment and sourcing leader with over 10 years of recruiting industry expertise and a track record of success sourcing for cleared technical professionals (S, TS, TS/SCI CI Poly). Neal serves as both a lead in our RPO team and an onsite specialist supporting clients.

Copyright Merito Group LLC © 2019

Copyright Merito Group LLC © 2019