Fearless People With Endless Curiosity

Our Merritts Earn Results

Our Culture

At Merritt Group, we are family. We are go-getters, authentic, and love a balanced and fulfilling work life. We've been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by both Washingtonian magazine and Washington Business Journal. 

There are a few things we value around here.

  • Openness & Honesty
  • A Culture of Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Trustworthiness
  • Loyalty
  • Intellectual Curiosity
  • Courage
  • Giving Back


Employee Benefits

  • Work-From-Home Fridays
  • Flex-Time
  • Generous Combined Vacation/PTO
  • Volunteer Time Off
  • Office Closed Christmas Through New Year's
  • Casual Friday Everyday
  • Free Kitchen Snacks (Healthy Ones and Ones to Prevent Being Hangry)
  • Spot Performance Bonuses
  • Client and Employee Referral Bonuses
  • 30 Percent of Staff Promoted Every Year
  • Merry Week of Giving During Holiday Season
  • Employer-Paid Health Care Premiums

 Heard enough? Come work for us.

Live InBalance

Work well. Live well. Be well. Those are Merritt Group's InBalance goals.

Our fun comes in these flavors:

  • Bowling
  • Hiking
  • Yoga
  • Exercise Classes
  • Yes, Happy Hour Too

Give Back

The heart of Merritt is the heart of our community. We give back through volunteer time off, our holiday Merry Week of Giving and our pro bono support.

Our spirit of giving lives and breathes these causes.

  • Cornerstones
  • AtTheCrossroads
  • Martha's Table
  • D.C. Central Kitchen
  • Food for Others
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Alisa Valudes Whyte

Senior Partner & CEO

Tom Rice

Executive Vice President, Partner

John Conrad

Executive Vice President, Partner

Jayson Schkloven

Executive Vice President, Partner

Shahed Ahmed

Executive Vice President, Partner

Michelle Schafer

Senior Vice President, Security

Melissa Chadwick

Vice President, Content

Matt Donovan

Senior Vice President, Government and Health Care

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