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MERU’s 2022 Summer Reading List

MERU’s 2022 Summer Reading List Our favorite reads this summer Need a good read? If you’re looking for a book to enjoy on your next vacation, our latest reading list features something for everyone. Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind by Andy Dunn Andy Dunn was the co-founder of clothing DTC startup…

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MERU Conversation Series: How the Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward

MERU Conversation Series How the Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward Whit Pidot, MERU Strategic Partner   How The Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward Jason Armes of MERU recently sat down with Whit Pidot, one of MERU’s Hospitality Strategic Partners. Whit first became involved…

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Three Ways Data is Hurting Your Business

Three Ways Data is Hurting Your Business Leveraging your organization’s data is no longer a nice-to-have but an absolute necessity to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world. It is becoming evident that companies that don’t transform into data-driven organizations1, will simply not be able to keep up with their data savvy peers. And the…

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2021 Holiday Reading List

2021 Holiday Reading List Once again, we are excited to bring you our annual Holiday Reading List. After a busy and productive 2021, we all look forward to the holidays as a time to refresh and reflect. What better way to do so than with a good book. From autobiographies to business books and riveting…

Read More...
MERU Transformation Series

Transformation Lessons: Learn from the Best Executing at scale and pace to deliver sustainable bottom-line value is incredibly difficult, and delivering step-change improvement requires challenging the status quo through the right mix of inspiring and challenging leadership. In the MERU Transformation Series, Rob Montgomery shares what it takes to successfully transform your business based on his years…

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MERU Conversation Series: Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market

MERU Conversation Series Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market Bill Jackson, MERU Strategic Partner   Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market Kathryn Dewing of MERU recently sat down with Bill Jackson, one of MERU’s Freight and Logistics Strategic Partners. As well as founding a 3PL and logistics company, Bill has partnered with major public and private equity…

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MERU Insights: Five Common Pricing Myths

MERU Insights: Five Common Pricing Myths Pricing can be a powerful way to unlock value and drive ‘margin expansion’. Pricing is an untapped value lever that is often overlooked or is usually lower in priority. Optimizing pricing can have a multiplier effect on the bottom line. The impact compounds over time, and often there’s limited…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Evaluating the International Freight Market

MERU Conversation Series Evaluating the International Freight Market Wayne Thompson, MERU Strategic Partner   Evaluating the International Freight Market Kathryn Dewing of MERU recently sat down with Wayne Thompson, one of MERU’s Freight and Logistics Strategic Partners. Wayne is an expert in delivery logistics and has 25 years experience in advising companies on how to…

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MERU Conversation Series: Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts

MERU Conversation Series Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts MERU Strategic Partner, Taylor Holiday   Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts with Taylor Holiday Kyle Sturgeon and Lucy Huang of MERU recently sat down with Taylor Holiday, one of MERU’s Strategic Partners. Taylor is the founder of the digital…

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The Summit: Evolving the Customer Service Function

The Summit: Evolving the Customer Service Function Shifting the Customer Service team to a source of revenue while lowering the cost-to-serve and improving customer service levels. We have seen COVID-19 dramatically alter customers’ purchasing habits in all industries. As face-to-face interactions have diminished, Customer Service (CS) functions across the US were faced with a new…

Read More...
2021 Summer Reading List

2021 Summer Reading List 7 favorite reads for the summer Looking for a good read? Whether you’re off to the beach on family vacation, unplugging for the weekend with a trip to the mountains or enjoying downtime at home this summer, our latest reading list curated by the MERU team has some great books to choose…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz

MERU Conversation Series The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz MERU Strategic Partner, Richard Peretz   The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Richard Peretz, one of MERU’s Strategic Partners. Richard is the former Chief Financial Officer of UPS. This conversation has been edited…

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We Choose to Challenge

We Choose to Challenge Our shared core values are what define MERU and set us apart. From how we interact with each other and our clients to our commitment to excellence and delivering amazing outcomes, these core values are fundamental to who we are as a firm. As we live and breathe the values and characteristics that…

Read More...
Virtual Presence and Online Communication

Virtual Presence and Online Communication Virtual Presence and Online Communication Kathryn Dewing and Anna North recently discussed some of the differences and impacts of working and communicating in an online world compared to that of a traditional in-person setting. This initial conversation led to further research and exploration of how communication has adapted to fit…

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Congratulations to Our New Promotions!

Congratulations to Our New Promotions! MERU’s 2021 Promotions After a substantial year of growth for our firm in 2020, we are excited to carry this momentum into the new year by celebrating the promotions of three of our colleagues. Congratulations to Jason Armes, John Lewis and Anna North for their achievements in 2020. We are…

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MERU Conversation Series: Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic

MERU Conversation Series Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic MERU Education Strategic Partner, Carrie Stewart   Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic Kyle Sturgeon and Alissia Bell of MERU recently sat down with Carrie Stewart, one of MERU’s Education Strategic Partners. Carrie has spent the last decade focusing on education finance and shared some of…

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2020 at a glance

2020 at a glance 2020 was a year of substantial growth for MERU. We nearly doubled our team, served many new clients, created tremendous impact, and developed new ways of working overnight. Last year brought an abrupt pivot into many aspects of our firm. We mostly left behind Monday morning flights and transitioned to virtual client…

Read More...
MERU’s 2020 Holiday Reading List

2020 Holiday Reading List We’re looking forward to putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror. As the year comes to a close, we hope you find some time to yourself this holiday season to exhale, sit by a cozy fire and dig into one of our favorite reads. Our fourth annual Holiday Reading List captures some…

Read More...
The Summit: Rapid Business Model Assessment

The Summit: Rapid Business Model Assessment Using rapid business model assessments to help management teams navigate their business thru the turbulent market conditions of 2020. The events of 2020 have impacted middle-market companies in many ways. We have seen companies along the full spectrum of impact, from severe and continuing revenue declines to surging product…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MERU Conversation Series Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic MERU Hospitality Strategic Partner, David Chase   Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic Nick Campbell and John Lewis of MERU recently sat down with David Chase, one of MERU’s Hospitality Strategic Partners. David has 30+ years as a hotel operator…

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The Summit: Virtual Warehouse Tours

The Summit: Virtual Warehouse Tours Using virtual warehouse tours to help retail and consumer goods companies improve their supply chains and meet today’s challenges. As retail and consumer goods companies move away from bricks and mortar and expand their e-commerce offerings, the performance of their supply chain is having a greater impact on their overall…

Read More...
2020 Summer Reading List

MERU’s Summer Reading List Need a distraction? Whether you are looking for a book to enjoy during the end of summer vacation or a weekend away from the city, here is our team’s latest collection of great reads that are worth checking out! We’d also love to hear what you’re reading and streaming to take…

Read More...
Creating Value as the COVID Curve Flattens

Creating Value as the COVID Curve Flattens The economic impact of COVID-19 has forced many companies to take drastic actions with far-reaching implications. While most are already addressing the critical need to stabilize and conserve cash, management teams need to progress their thinking forward and focus on how to deliver bottom-line results while protecting against…

Read More...
Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward For non-essential businesses, it is the worst of times. Facing an extended stay-at-home order challenges our ability to continue producing or distributing physical products, our effectiveness in collaborating on technical projects and the individual motivation of our team members. So, how do we balance cash conservation while still taking care of our…

Read More...
MERU’s Tips for Remote Work Productivity

MERU’s Tips for Remote Work Productivity As most of the world is settling into a work from home policy, one universal challenge that many people are facing is keeping up the same level of productivity they are accustomed to. The sudden change from working at the office to working at home might seem difficult, although…

Read More...
Congratulations to Our New Promotions!

Congratulations to Our New Promotions! We are excited to carry the momentum from our outstanding 2019 into the new year by celebrating the promotions of three of our colleagues. Congratulations to Sarah Abdel-Razek, Samir Saleem, and Austin Armor for their achievements in 2019. “The growth we have seen from Sarah, Samir and Austin over the…

Read More...
We are MERU and We are Hiring

We are MERU and We are Hiring It’s a new year. Do you want to work with a high-performing team of people who have the drive and ability to achieve amazing things? Our firm was founded on a set of core values that we all live and breathe – we work with the best, closely…

Read More...
MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List With the holiday season upon us, we are excited to share with you our third annual Holiday Reading List. Whether you need a last minute gift or are looking for a good way to spend holiday time off, we hope you can find something from our list that tickles your…

Read More...
Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn

Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn We’ve recently read a host of articles tracking the rise of 3rd party food delivery and chronicling their impact on the restaurant industry. The market for third party delivery has grown explosively over the past few years, driven by Uber Eats and DoorDash. DoorDash in…

Read More...
MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2018 We’re happy to be back with our second annual Holiday Reading List. None of us feels like there is ever enough time to read for pleasure, and we’re sure you feel the same way. If you’re able to pick up a book over the holidays, maybe one of…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Cubing it Out: a Discussion with a Logistics Guru

MERU Conversation Series Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Ian Levitan Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Kyle Sturgeon and Samir Saleem of MERU recently sat down with Ian Levitan, a Senior Advisor for MERU and the head of Levitan Logistics. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation.…

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MERU Conversation Series: The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View

MERU Conversation Series The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View Ed Hallen The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Ed Hallen, cofounder of the email marketing platform Klaviyo and more recently co-founder of Expedition. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation.…

Read More...
Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps

Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps   In nearly every distressed situation, one of the first things put in place is a 13-week cash flow forecast. A critical tool for distressed companies, the 13-week forecast gives stakeholders a real-time view of the company’s liquidity runway. Ample liquidity can give a Board time to…

Read More...
Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition

Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition   We launched MERU because we saw a need in the market that wasn’t being met. The middle-market private company ownership landscape has shifted, with private equity sponsors replacing family- and founder-owned businesses as the norm. When their portfolio companies run into trouble, these sponsors and their lenders demand specialized services…

Read More...
MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2017 With the holidays fast approaching, we all have an opportunity to reflect on the past year, spend time with family and friends, and recharge for 2018. With that in mind, we compiled a list of some of our favorite reads. We hope you find time in the coming…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with a Toys “R” Us Vet

MERU Conversation Series Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Dan Hlavaty Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Dan Hlavaty, a former Toys “R” Us senior executive to discuss Toys “R” Us’ recent bankruptcy filing, the retail…

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MERU Conversation Series: What’s For Dinner? Turnarounds And Trends in the Food Industry

MERU Conversation Series What’s for Dinner? Turnarounds and Trends in the Food Industry Mike Zelkind What’s for Dinner? Turnarounds and Trends in the Food Industry Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Mike Zelkind, co-founder, and CEO of 80 Acres Urban Agriculture, to discuss Amazon + Whole Foods, food trends, and…

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MERU Conversation Series: Fixing Retail – A Conversation with 30-Year Retail Veteran

MERU Conversation Series Fixing Retail – A Conversation with a 30-Year Retail Veteran Michael Krauter Fixing Retail – A Conversation with a 30-Year Retail Veteran Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Michael Krauter, a former Macy’s executive, to discuss the retail landscape and how to survive in an increasingly competitive…

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Getting, Maintaining Employee Buy In for a Turnaround Plan

Getting, Maintaining Employee Buy In for a Turnaround Plan July 25, 2017 When underperforming and distressed companies require the intervention of turnaround executives, they often need to develop and implement a new strategic plan. At the most fundamental level, the plan’s success depends on changing employee behaviors. Attaining employee adoption of a plan is commonly…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: How the Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward

MERU Conversation Series How the Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward Whit Pidot, MERU Strategic Partner   How The Travel Industry Navigated the Pandemic & What to Expect Moving Forward Jason Armes of MERU recently sat down with Whit Pidot, one of MERU’s Hospitality Strategic Partners. Whit first became involved…

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MERU Conversation Series: Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market

MERU Conversation Series Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market Bill Jackson, MERU Strategic Partner   Evaluating the Domestic Freight Market Kathryn Dewing of MERU recently sat down with Bill Jackson, one of MERU’s Freight and Logistics Strategic Partners. As well as founding a 3PL and logistics company, Bill has partnered with major public and private equity…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Evaluating the International Freight Market

MERU Conversation Series Evaluating the International Freight Market Wayne Thompson, MERU Strategic Partner   Evaluating the International Freight Market Kathryn Dewing of MERU recently sat down with Wayne Thompson, one of MERU’s Freight and Logistics Strategic Partners. Wayne is an expert in delivery logistics and has 25 years experience in advising companies on how to…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts

MERU Conversation Series Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts MERU Strategic Partner, Taylor Holiday   Maximizing Marketing Efficiency and Deciphering IOS Privacy Change Impacts with Taylor Holiday Kyle Sturgeon and Lucy Huang of MERU recently sat down with Taylor Holiday, one of MERU’s Strategic Partners. Taylor is the founder of the digital…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz

MERU Conversation Series The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz MERU Strategic Partner, Richard Peretz   The Future of Logistics with Richard Peretz Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Richard Peretz, one of MERU’s Strategic Partners. Richard is the former Chief Financial Officer of UPS. This conversation has been edited…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic

MERU Conversation Series Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic MERU Education Strategic Partner, Carrie Stewart   Leading Public Schools Through the Pandemic Kyle Sturgeon and Alissia Bell of MERU recently sat down with Carrie Stewart, one of MERU’s Education Strategic Partners. Carrie has spent the last decade focusing on education finance and shared some of…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic

MERU Conversation Series Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic MERU Hospitality Strategic Partner, David Chase   Operating a New York Hotel during the COVID-19 Pandemic Nick Campbell and John Lewis of MERU recently sat down with David Chase, one of MERU’s Hospitality Strategic Partners. David has 30+ years as a hotel operator…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Cubing it Out: a Discussion with a Logistics Guru

MERU Conversation Series Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Ian Levitan Cubing it Out: A Discussion with a Logistics Guru Kyle Sturgeon and Samir Saleem of MERU recently sat down with Ian Levitan, a Senior Advisor for MERU and the head of Levitan Logistics. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation.…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View

MERU Conversation Series The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View Ed Hallen The Evolution of Digital Marketing: An Expert’s View Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Ed Hallen, cofounder of the email marketing platform Klaviyo and more recently co-founder of Expedition. The following is excerpted from a longer conversation.…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: What’s For Dinner? Turnarounds And Trends in the Food Industry

MERU Conversation Series What’s for Dinner? Turnarounds and Trends in the Food Industry Mike Zelkind What’s for Dinner? Turnarounds and Trends in the Food Industry Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Mike Zelkind, co-founder, and CEO of 80 Acres Urban Agriculture, to discuss Amazon + Whole Foods, food trends, and…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Fixing Retail – A Conversation with 30-Year Retail Veteran

MERU Conversation Series Fixing Retail – A Conversation with a 30-Year Retail Veteran Michael Krauter Fixing Retail – A Conversation with a 30-Year Retail Veteran Nick Campbell and Kyle Sturgeon of MERU recently sat down with Michael Krauter, a former Macy’s executive, to discuss the retail landscape and how to survive in an increasingly competitive…

Read More...
The Summit: Evolving the Customer Service Function

The Summit: Evolving the Customer Service Function Shifting the Customer Service team to a source of revenue while lowering the cost-to-serve and improving customer service levels. We have seen COVID-19 dramatically alter customers’ purchasing habits in all industries. As face-to-face interactions have diminished, Customer Service (CS) functions across the US were faced with a new…

Read More...
The Summit: Rapid Business Model Assessment

The Summit: Rapid Business Model Assessment Using rapid business model assessments to help management teams navigate their business thru the turbulent market conditions of 2020. The events of 2020 have impacted middle-market companies in many ways. We have seen companies along the full spectrum of impact, from severe and continuing revenue declines to surging product…

Read More...
The Summit: Virtual Warehouse Tours

The Summit: Virtual Warehouse Tours Using virtual warehouse tours to help retail and consumer goods companies improve their supply chains and meet today’s challenges. As retail and consumer goods companies move away from bricks and mortar and expand their e-commerce offerings, the performance of their supply chain is having a greater impact on their overall…

Read More...
MERU’s 2022 Summer Reading List

MERU’s 2022 Summer Reading List Our favorite reads this summer Need a good read? If you’re looking for a book to enjoy on your next vacation, our latest reading list features something for everyone. Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind by Andy Dunn Andy Dunn was the co-founder of clothing DTC startup…

Read More...
2021 Holiday Reading List

2021 Holiday Reading List Once again, we are excited to bring you our annual Holiday Reading List. After a busy and productive 2021, we all look forward to the holidays as a time to refresh and reflect. What better way to do so than with a good book. From autobiographies to business books and riveting…

Read More...
2021 Summer Reading List

2021 Summer Reading List 7 favorite reads for the summer Looking for a good read? Whether you’re off to the beach on family vacation, unplugging for the weekend with a trip to the mountains or enjoying downtime at home this summer, our latest reading list curated by the MERU team has some great books to choose…

Read More...
MERU’s 2020 Holiday Reading List

2020 Holiday Reading List We’re looking forward to putting 2020 in the rear-view mirror. As the year comes to a close, we hope you find some time to yourself this holiday season to exhale, sit by a cozy fire and dig into one of our favorite reads. Our fourth annual Holiday Reading List captures some…

Read More...
2020 Summer Reading List

MERU’s Summer Reading List Need a distraction? Whether you are looking for a book to enjoy during the end of summer vacation or a weekend away from the city, here is our team’s latest collection of great reads that are worth checking out! We’d also love to hear what you’re reading and streaming to take…

Read More...
MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2019 Holiday Reading List With the holiday season upon us, we are excited to share with you our third annual Holiday Reading List. Whether you need a last minute gift or are looking for a good way to spend holiday time off, we hope you can find something from our list that tickles your…

Read More...
MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2018 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2018 We’re happy to be back with our second annual Holiday Reading List. None of us feels like there is ever enough time to read for pleasure, and we’re sure you feel the same way. If you’re able to pick up a book over the holidays, maybe one of…

Read More...
MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List

MERU’s 2017 Holiday Reading List DECEMBER 2017 With the holidays fast approaching, we all have an opportunity to reflect on the past year, spend time with family and friends, and recharge for 2018. With that in mind, we compiled a list of some of our favorite reads. We hope you find time in the coming…

Read More...
Three Ways Data is Hurting Your Business

Three Ways Data is Hurting Your Business Leveraging your organization’s data is no longer a nice-to-have but an absolute necessity to remain competitive in an increasingly digital world. It is becoming evident that companies that don’t transform into data-driven organizations1, will simply not be able to keep up with their data savvy peers. And the…

Read More...
MERU Transformation Series

Transformation Lessons: Learn from the Best Executing at scale and pace to deliver sustainable bottom-line value is incredibly difficult, and delivering step-change improvement requires challenging the status quo through the right mix of inspiring and challenging leadership. In the MERU Transformation Series, Rob Montgomery shares what it takes to successfully transform your business based on his years…

Read More...
MERU Insights: Five Common Pricing Myths

MERU Insights: Five Common Pricing Myths Pricing can be a powerful way to unlock value and drive ‘margin expansion’. Pricing is an untapped value lever that is often overlooked or is usually lower in priority. Optimizing pricing can have a multiplier effect on the bottom line. The impact compounds over time, and often there’s limited…

Read More...
We Choose to Challenge

We Choose to Challenge Our shared core values are what define MERU and set us apart. From how we interact with each other and our clients to our commitment to excellence and delivering amazing outcomes, these core values are fundamental to who we are as a firm. As we live and breathe the values and characteristics that…

Read More...
Virtual Presence and Online Communication

Virtual Presence and Online Communication Virtual Presence and Online Communication Kathryn Dewing and Anna North recently discussed some of the differences and impacts of working and communicating in an online world compared to that of a traditional in-person setting. This initial conversation led to further research and exploration of how communication has adapted to fit…

Read More...
Congratulations to Our New Promotions!

Congratulations to Our New Promotions! MERU’s 2021 Promotions After a substantial year of growth for our firm in 2020, we are excited to carry this momentum into the new year by celebrating the promotions of three of our colleagues. Congratulations to Jason Armes, John Lewis and Anna North for their achievements in 2020. We are…

Read More...
2020 at a glance

2020 at a glance 2020 was a year of substantial growth for MERU. We nearly doubled our team, served many new clients, created tremendous impact, and developed new ways of working overnight. Last year brought an abrupt pivot into many aspects of our firm. We mostly left behind Monday morning flights and transitioned to virtual client…

Read More...
Creating Value as the COVID Curve Flattens

Creating Value as the COVID Curve Flattens The economic impact of COVID-19 has forced many companies to take drastic actions with far-reaching implications. While most are already addressing the critical need to stabilize and conserve cash, management teams need to progress their thinking forward and focus on how to deliver bottom-line results while protecting against…

Read More...
Keep Moving Forward

Keep Moving Forward For non-essential businesses, it is the worst of times. Facing an extended stay-at-home order challenges our ability to continue producing or distributing physical products, our effectiveness in collaborating on technical projects and the individual motivation of our team members. So, how do we balance cash conservation while still taking care of our…

Read More...
MERU’s Tips for Remote Work Productivity

MERU’s Tips for Remote Work Productivity As most of the world is settling into a work from home policy, one universal challenge that many people are facing is keeping up the same level of productivity they are accustomed to. The sudden change from working at the office to working at home might seem difficult, although…

Read More...
Congratulations to Our New Promotions!

Congratulations to Our New Promotions! We are excited to carry the momentum from our outstanding 2019 into the new year by celebrating the promotions of three of our colleagues. Congratulations to Sarah Abdel-Razek, Samir Saleem, and Austin Armor for their achievements in 2019. “The growth we have seen from Sarah, Samir and Austin over the…

Read More...
We are MERU and We are Hiring

We are MERU and We are Hiring It’s a new year. Do you want to work with a high-performing team of people who have the drive and ability to achieve amazing things? Our firm was founded on a set of core values that we all live and breathe – we work with the best, closely…

Read More...
Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn

Anyone Call for Delivery? How Restaurants are Feeling the Burn We’ve recently read a host of articles tracking the rise of 3rd party food delivery and chronicling their impact on the restaurant industry. The market for third party delivery has grown explosively over the past few years, driven by Uber Eats and DoorDash. DoorDash in…

Read More...
Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps

Improving Lender Cash Flow Reporting: 5 Easy Steps   In nearly every distressed situation, one of the first things put in place is a 13-week cash flow forecast. A critical tool for distressed companies, the 13-week forecast gives stakeholders a real-time view of the company’s liquidity runway. Ample liquidity can give a Board time to…

Read More...
Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition

Illustrating MERU’s Value Proposition   We launched MERU because we saw a need in the market that wasn’t being met. The middle-market private company ownership landscape has shifted, with private equity sponsors replacing family- and founder-owned businesses as the norm. When their portfolio companies run into trouble, these sponsors and their lenders demand specialized services…

Read More...
MERU Conversation Series: Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with a Toys “R” Us Vet

MERU Conversation Series Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Dan Hlavaty Geoffrey’s Kids: An Interview with A Toys “R” Us Vet Kyle Sturgeon and Sarah Abdel-Razek of MERU recently sat down with Dan Hlavaty, a former Toys “R” Us senior executive to discuss Toys “R” Us’ recent bankruptcy filing, the retail…

Read More...
Getting, Maintaining Employee Buy In for a Turnaround Plan

Getting, Maintaining Employee Buy In for a Turnaround Plan July 25, 2017 When underperforming and distressed companies require the intervention of turnaround executives, they often need to develop and implement a new strategic plan. At the most fundamental level, the plan’s success depends on changing employee behaviors. Attaining employee adoption of a plan is commonly…

Read More...