Our Team

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Meritus Capital is comprised of a talented and multi-faceted group of professionals. Our dedication to successful implementation of short-term client goals with careful consideration of long-term objectives, drives each completed transaction while taking the client to the desired level.

Our unique blend of successful small business entrepreneurs and large corporate advisers with expertise in the healthcare industry gives us keen insight into the minds of our clients. We pride ourselves on our experience, intimate knowledge (of not only the business frontier but each individual client), and our capacity to handle even the most complex transactions.

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Paul J. DeLuca

CEO/President

Mr. DeLuca is a successful corporate finance executive, having completed 100’s of finance and M&A transactions. Mr. Deluca has extensive experience and contacts in the corporate capital markets, staffing and oil and gas industries. He has successfully started and sold a number of companies. At Meritus, he is the principal decision maker on finance transactions. Mr. Deluca looks for rewards where others may only see risk. In addition to serving as CEO of Meritus, Mr. DeLuca’s keen business finance and operations insight is utilized on several corporate boards. He takes pride in his entrepreneurial spirit and how it is enhanced by his experience and capacity to participate in his clients’ successes.

 

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Senior Vice President Underwriting

Ms. Griffiths has a BA in Communication and over 20 years experience with a diverse business, financial, healthcare and marketing background. She has been with Meritus Capital for over 14 years. As Senior VP of Underwriting, she works hand in hand with the CEO to provide her clients with the best possible deal. Her expertise is in Underwriting, Broker Management, Business Development, Sales, Executive Management and Administration, and Marketing. Ms. Griffiths has also worked specifically in the healthcare and general staffing industries. With her experience in executive management, sales, recruitment and job development she has a comprehensive inside working knowledge of the special dynamics pertaining to the staffing business and the needs of senior management.

 

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Senior Vice President

Mr. Carnahan has over a decade of award-winning performance in the financial transactions expanse. With his roots as a financial lender, a public motivational speaker, an education connoisseur and a business advisor, Mr. Carnahan has exceptional expertise in handling large business engagements and the judicious dexterity necessary to think outside the status quo.

 

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Vice President

Greg is a smart, young individual with the ability to think outside the box. With his next generation approach at business he has brought new and exciting businesses and ideas to Meritus Capital. With a knack for networking and numbers he has been able to show many businesses why our financing can be just what they need.

 

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Amy Marquard is a commercial finance consultant, helping business owners accelerate cash flow with process improvement strategies and designed solutions.

As a risk manager for a Fortune 300 third-party logistics company, she developed and implemented an accounts receivable process which nearly eliminated bad debt and improved customer relations.

Quick to take on any challenge, she enjoys helping companies identify inefficiencies, then collaborating with leaders to create and implement best practices for measured success.

As the daughter of a retired truck driver, and with direct experience in the transportation industry, she has both the special interest in helping drivers get paid faster – and the know-how to succeed.

Amy has an AAS in Accounting/Business Management and a B.S. in Marketing.