About Us

Excellence, Value, Trust

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Merito knows testing. We’ve been in this space for nearly 20 years helping our customers deliver reliable and secure applications. We’ve been experts on Functional and Performance testing since our partnership with Mercury Interactive and we’re well-versed in SAST and DAST. Our entire organization is certified with Micro Focus, and we have advanced knowledge in UFT One, LoadRunner Enterprise, and Fortify Application Security solutions.

What’s more, we’re a Vertica partner, and we specialize in helping our customers realize the power of their big data. Whether, it’s Enterprise Data Warehouse modernization, Hadoop or advanced analytics and machine learning, we’ve got you covered.

By partnering with several vendors we ensure our customers have access to the solutions that meet their requirements and budget and will make them successful. At your side the whole way – through procurement, implementation, support, long-term or short-term expansion – our client retention and customer referrals attest to Merito’s unrivaled responsiveness and availability.

WE DELIVER EXCELLENCE WITH A DOWN-TO-EARTH APPROACH

Whether you’re running an enterprise level company or a startup, we’ve got you covered when it comes to Testing and Security.

John Goodson, CEO and Founder

Having founded Merito 20 years ago on the principle of providing excellence to customers, John brings his extensive engineering and computer science background to the business. A dynamic and highly regarded technical instructor and presenter, he led Merito to become a Platinum level Micro Focus Partner with superior customer retention. A previous instructor for Application Testing solutions, John holds his BSBA in Business and Computer Information Systems.

If you have questions about Data Analytics, Application Security or Quality Assurance – John is your go to resource.

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Stephen Dimitrov, Director of Application Solutions

A relationship-focused sales professional with an extensive background in Software Quality Assurance, Stephen is passionate about testing. Having helped hundreds of customers improve their QA practices and get the most out of their testing resources, he prides himself on being a trusted advisor that his customers can rely on over the long term. If you are looking for help with software QA then Stephen’s your man.

Formerly having operated as QA manager, testing practitioner, Quality Center administrator, and HP Solution Architect, Stephen holds a BA in Computer Science from Penn State University.

Tom Haakma, Director of Security Solutions

With 8+ years in Cybersecurity, specializing in application security and 20+ years in IT including the Department of Justice and San Diego Unified School District, Tom is a knowledgeable and dedicated IT sales professional with a focus on building relationships and solutions. Whether it be hardware, software or professional services, if the solution fits the problem, Tom wants to sell it.Having helped over 250 customers implement and deploy successful security practices and platforms, Tom’s expertise is unparalleled.

A former HP Fortify employee, and an active member of OWASP, ISSA and ISACA, Tom holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from San Diego State University.

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Velu Palaniswamy, Director, Data Solutions

A seasoned technology veteran with a distinguished 30-year track record focused on Data and Analytics, Velu’s experience spans database management, technical design, development, testing, implementation, and customer support. Velu has implemented a wide range of big data solutions in varied industry verticals. He has led the end-to-end design and implementation of complex data solutions involving real time analytics and reporting, and has worked with a variety of database technologies to help companies analyze and leverage large volumes of data. Velu holds a BS in Electronics and Instrumentation and a MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.  

If you have questions about Data & Analytics reach out to Velu for solutions.

Kay Grant, Director of Business Operations

With over 10 years as an IBM programmer, Kay’s experience runs the gamut. From COO for a startup business, to retail marketing, and project management, her business acumen is welcomed and relied on by the Merito team and customers alike. Her specializations include business planning, strategy, and renewal contract administration. From overseeing Merito’s contracted consulting engagements to HR, she’s helped the firm double in size and grow 5-fold in revenue. Kay is a co-founder of Summit Consulting, and is passionate about helping the community. She has years of volunteer experience serving on a crisis line, tutoring and mentoring youth, and has also helped abused children in her role as a Boulder County Court appointed Special Advocate.

Kay holds a BS in Computer Science from Duke University and a double major in Economics and MSW from the University of Denver.

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