MERU Named 2020 Pacesetter by Atlanta Business Chronicle
ATLANTA — The Atlanta Business Chronicle has named MERU to its 2020 Pacesetters, a list of the Top 100 fastest-growing businesses in Atlanta. Qualifying businesses must have demonstrated two-years of sales growth of more than 50%, with revenue between $1 million and $300 million in 2019.
Since the firm was launched four years ago, MERU has expanded from Atlanta to New York and San Francisco, continually growing its team of values-driven professionals.
"We’re really proud of the team that we’ve built," said managing partner, Nick Campbell. "We’ve been able to attract professionals from the likes of McKinsey, AlixPartners, Accenture, and others based on our strong firm culture, and the passion that we bring to our clients. You don’t typically see folks with those pedigrees in the middle market."
"After establishing our (now largest) presence in New York in 2017, we quickly expanded to the West Coast by adding partners, Tanner MacDiarmid, and Rob Montgomery, in San Francisco. We’ve also built out our performance improvement service practice. This has increased our capability to provide value to our private equity clients."
Founded in 2016 by Campbell, and managing partner, Kyle Sturgeon—industry veterans who saw a need in the market—MERU's growth has been fueled by a unique approach to turnaround and performance improvement that combines in-house experience with a deep bench of operational experts and a fee structure aligned with client outcomes.
"When we first started the firm, we definitely underestimated the demand for our service offering," said Sturgeon. "But at the same time, we overestimated how much weight clients would place on our prior firm experiences. They wanted to understand not what we had done at prior firms, but what we had done at MERU. Now, with dozens of engagements completed in almost four years and many satisfied clients that serve as our references, that time seems like a distant memory."
MERU is a values-driven, impact-oriented team dedicated to helping companies and their stakeholders achieve successful outcomes. Our approach is simple: we collaborate with management and sponsors, involve subject matter experts throughout the process, and structure our fees around shared success. We believe our focused and agile approach, along with our experience navigating complex situations, allows us to deliver superior results for our clients.