Meet Our Team


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.

Hobby or outside volunteer interests?
I am on several boards which keeps me busy, but I walk my dogs a lot and love to ride my bike and electric scooter.

Fun fact about yourself that few people know?
Running several companies requires that I wear many hats every day. I started my first business when I was 14 which was making unique custom cakes for people.

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.

Best vacation you’ve had and what made it special?
Trip to Holland, France, and Germany to play soccer with my club team. We competed against great competition and experienced different cultures.

Favorite thing about your work?
Being able to work on multiple deliverables

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.

Best vacation you’ve had and what made it special?
When I went to the Virgin Islands for my 40th Birthday. The house I rented was awesome and we swam with sea turtles.

Favorite thing about your work?
I like helping people who are really unhappy get a new job that changes their lives.

Anna Polkinghorn

Annie Polkinghorn is the talent acquisition specialist at Merito Group. She assists the team with various requisitions by helping source candidates, meeting with clients, and preparing marketing materials for candidates & clients.

Best Vacation you've had and what made it special?
After I graduated HS, I went to Korea with my immediate family and my grandparents came, too. We explored a lot of Korean culture by taking cooking classes, visiting temples, and going to Karaoke bars.

Favorite Lunch or breakfast order?
1) A cup of coffee 2) An omelet with all the toppings and fruit salad on the side

Megan Walston

Megan Walston is Merito Group’s Office Manager and Firm Administrator. She works with the team to assist in projects, onboarding, and organization. She enjoys assisting candidates and clients to ensure all needs are meet. In her spare time, she can be found traveling, crafting, or spending time with family.

Person you admire and why?
My parents. They have been together for 35 years and are still going strong. They are the example I hold myself to.

Hobby or outside volunteer interests?
I am a huge crafter. I love cross stitch, watercolor, and calligraphy.
Edwin Ayala

Edwin Ayala

I’m a Recruiting Coordinator, I do recruit most of the time. I also assist the team with other projects as well. Overall, my mission is to find people jobs that they desire.

Favorite thing about your work?
I love meeting new people and making connections. Everyone has a purpose and it’s my job to match people with other people!

Person you admire and why?
I admire my Father for being very selfless with my family

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