About Us

Here, we don't color within the lines. We read between them. Because convention is the enemy of invention–and we’re here to redefine what’s possible. Here, is where ability, agility, and humility come together. And we're fueled by challenges, never limited by them. Here, the potential is limitless.

Our Type of People

Clients come to MERGE looking for a new way. For ideas and solutions that will make an impact. They’re strivers and we know them. We understand them. Because that’s who we are, too. Strivers with deep category expertise built over decades of experience. With outside perspective and services built for modern business challenges. And when we all come together, that's how you reach the next level.

We partner with clients to promote health, wealth and happiness in the world. What’s more important than that!

Patrick Venetucci, CEO

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Our Solution for Success


We help brands acquire as many customers in the market as possible.


For those not in the market, we strengthen the brand relationship by building trust.


We look across the customer journey to identify points of opportunity or friction and develop meaningful experiences and solutions.

The Team


Chief Executive Officer

Patrick Venetucci

Executive Chairman

Ron Bess

President, Chicago

Chris Tussing

Chief Strategy Officer, Data Sciences

Lauren Tucker

Chief Technology Officer

Riley Sheehan

Chief Creative Officer

Kevin Houlihan

EVP, Chief Client Officer

Kellie Bliss

Chief Financial Officer

Troy Mastin

Chief Talent Officer

Kerry Griffin

EVP, Head of Design

Lauren Sheehan

EVP, Media Director

Bob Bernstein

SVP, Account Director, Consumer

Toby Smalley

President, Boston

Andrew Pelosi

Chief Experience Officer

Dave Batista

President, Specialty Health

Pat McGloin

EVP, Chief Creative Officer

Bob Minihan

EVP, Contact Planning

Stephanie Rogers

EVP, Managing Director

Jim Porter

Chief Strategy Officer

Becky Minervino

EVP, Managing Director

Jon lanelli

EVP, Technology

Evan Lavidor

President, Atlanta

Tom Brand

EVP, Technology

Keir Bradshaw

VP, Business Development

Dean Richardson

Executive Creative Director

Kris Krava

Kelcie Chambers headshot VP Account Management

Kelcie Chambers

Maria English headshot VP Account Management

Maria Recupero English

Joanna Horn headshot VP Account Management

Joanna Horn

Erin Pietso headshot VP Account Management

Erin Peitso

Meredith Rose headshot VP Content Services

Meredith Rose