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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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

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 Finance Director overseeing accounting and payroll operations, contracts, vendor management, and billing.
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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.
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.
RECRUITING & RPO DIRECTOR

Jake Hanson

Jake leads Merito Group’s RPO and sourcing 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.
ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

Samantha Alpire

Samantha is Merito Group’s onboarding and payroll coordinator, serving as the primary point of contact for employment verification, background checks, and timesheet approvals for field personnel. An experienced project manager, she also oversees high-volume RPO projects.
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RECRUITER

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.
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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.

Copyright Merito Group LLC © 2019

Copyright Merito Group LLC © 2019